The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Seamus Kilgannon has hosted a reception at County Hall to honour the Nazareth Sisters service to the people of Sligo. The reception was attended by the Regional Superior of the Nazareth Order, Sister Theresa and the Administrator of the Nazareth House, Sr Bernadine. Also in attendance were Leas Cathaoirleach Councillor Martin Baker, Councillors Patsy Barry, Michael Fleming, Albert Higgins and Sean MacManus.
In his address the Cathaoirleach noted that ‘While the Nazareth House has been a fixture on the Sligo landscape for generations, people may not have a full appreciation of the invaluable work being delivered by the Nazareth Sisters. They have played a hugely important role, caring in particular for young children and in more recent times the elderly in our society. In your caring presence they have the gift of peace and tranquillity to comfort them in their later years.’
The Cathaoirleach continued ‘You offer much more than a relaxed and calm environment, you bestow a warm friendship to the people entrusted to your care, and what better gift could someone have in their twilight years. The real legacy of the Nazareth Sisters is that they instil a sense of worth, a sense of belonging, and the people of Sligo recognise and appreciate their outstanding service to our community.’
Cathaoirleach of Sligo, Councillor Seamus Kilgannon with The Sisters of Nazareth who were honoured at a recent reception hosted by the Cathaoirleach at County Hall. Also included in the picture are Cllr Patsy Barry, Cllr Martin Baker, Cllr Albert Higgans, Fr. Pat Lambert, Cllr Sean MacManus & Cllr Micheal Flemming.