It is almost three years since Anita went into the caring facility at Southern Cross Apartments, Caves Beach, after a very full and dedicated ministry spanning 67 years.
The 2nd July marked Anita’s 70th year of Religious Profession. Because of her poor health she was unable to celebrate the occasion with the Jubilee group at Mass and morning tea that day. Two weeks later however, on 15th July a small group of ten, with Anita present, celebrated this great occasion to mark her anniversary. Anita was responsive and happy in the gathering. She laughed heartily as stories were shared from the past especially those recounted by Jane, her friend and companion from Novitiate days. Following the meal, Anita cut the special cake while we sang, “Joyous words of loving greeting...”
At the close of our little gathering Anita farewelled us warmly, speaking of her love and appreciation. There is no doubt – Anita really enjoyed the celebration.
Clare and Angela Conroy rsj