Brocagh nun is to be honoured

Mother Angeline, born Brigid Teresa McCrory in Brocagh in 1893.
Mother Angeline, born Brigid Teresa McCrory in Brocagh in 1893.

Saint Brigid’s Church in Brocagh will be the venue for a special event later this month to honour a locally born nun to whom at least one miracle has been attributed.

Archbishop Eamon Martin will perform the unveiling of a new shrine honouring Mother Angeline, who was born Brigid Teresa McCrory in January 1893, and went on to form a new order of Carmelite nuns which worked with the elderly and infirm in the Bronx district of New York.

Representatives from the Ulster History Circle, meanwhile, will install a prestigious commemorative Blue Plaque to mark Mother Angeline’s birthplace.

This important event will take place on Friday, October 24, from 7pm, and a warm welcome has been extended to the community to come along and enjoy the celebrations, which will continue afterwards with a function at the Castlebay Centre.

Further events organised in celebration of Mother Angeline include creative writing classes, which will take place on Monday and Tuesday October 13 and 14 between 7pm and 9pm, and painting classes on October 15 and 16 from 7pm to 9pm, hosted by professional tutors in the Castlebay Centre, and open to everyone.

In 2012, then Pope Benedict XVI started the process by which Mother Angeline was put forward for sainthood.