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7th Nov 2022 - Sr. Maura's Diamond Jubilee Celebration


STECHFORD ASSOCIATES’ CELEBRATION OF SISTER MAURA HALPIN’S

DIAMOND JUBILEE OF RELIGIOUS PROFESSION


Sunday 30 October 2022


It was a joy for us to honour Sister Maura Halpin who marked her Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession on 17 September this year.


20 Associates gathered at Corpus Christi Parish, Stechford with Sister Maura, Sister Maureen Murphy, Sister Teresa Paschal, our Carmelite honorary member and Chris Worrall, husband of Associate Alison.


From 1pm that day, unbeknown to Sister Maura, the room was being readied with a lovely Mercy Prayer focus on which stood her own Candle and the Mercy Cross. A beautiful rose lay on each person’s chair…


After Sister arrived, Alison led us in the prayer she had specially prepared and during the playing of the cd track ‘Symphony of Worship’, she invited each of us to place our rose in one of the two vases on the prayer table. There were 37 roses representing every member of our Group since 1997, including our deceased Mercy friends RIP.


Following our shared reflections, Sister Maura was presented with a well - kept secret surprise gift from all the Associates. Her face was a joy to behold when she realised she was being gifted with the opportunity to experience a Helicopter ride within the next year!


Our gathering concluded with tea, cakes and drinks provided by the Sisters and a delicious Jubilee cake made by Alison on our behalf and decorated with a ‘diamond’ 60.


We thank God for such a happy occasion and wish Sister Maura health and peace in the years ahead.




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