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Drogheda Independent - - NEWS - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

SIS­TER Ann Brady will mark her Golden Jubilee with a night of cel­e­bra­tion in the West­court Ho­tel on Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 19th at 7pm.

Sr Ann en­tered the Mercy Or­der in Trim in 1964 and took her or­ders in 1967 as Sr Mary Per­petua Joseph.

Since then, her work has taken her as far afield as Kenya, South Africa, Zam­bia, Nige­ria, USA and Canada. How­ever, Sr Ann has never strayed far from her roots and re­mains deeply in­volved with her fam­ily and home in Rath­moy­lan, Co Meath and also in the Holy Fam­ily Par­ish in Drogheda, where she lived (202 Ballsgrove) and worked in Mary­mount Na­tional School from the early 70’s to the 90’s.

Since then she has lived in Newry and served on the board of the Orana Chil­dren and Fam­ily Cen­tre.

While in Ballsgrove Sr Ann saw the need for Adult Ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes for women in the area and in 1991 founded Life­style De­vel­op­ment Group Ltd.

Whilst her cur­rent work with the Mercy Provin­ci­ate and with Ca­pac­i­tor train­ing keeps her on the road weekly from her cur­rent home in Newry to Clogher, Co Ty­rone (home of the Mercy North­ern Provin­ci­ate) she still man­ages to come to Drogheda reg­u­larly for Tai Chi Classes, to at­tend Life­style Board Meet­ings and most im­por­tantly to visit friends.

She is an in­spi­ra­tion to all who are for­tu­nate enough to know her, to have been taught by her, to have been em­ployed by Life­style or to know her as a for­mer neigh­bour and friend.

The group are cel­e­brat­ing Sr Ann’s vo­ca­tion of 50 years by or­gan­is­ing an evening in the West­court Ho­tel on Thurs­day 19th Oc­to­ber to in­clude a buf­fet meal. Past pupil, col­leagues, and all who know or have worked with her in her many ven­tures are wel­come to come on the night.

Tick­ets are avail­able from Life­style Cen­tre Ballsgrove. Email lifedev@eir­

Sr Ann Brady

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