Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Local 'Mother Teresa' Beaten in Bradenton Home: Sr. Nora Brick Forgives Assailant

"A slip of a woman barely 5 feet tall, Brick sometimes growls in her Irish accent and wags her finger to scold some down-on-his-luck person with an attitude who ambles into her Stillpoint House of Prayer.For decades, the 81-year-old has been aiding the wayward on Bradenton's 14th Street West, one of the toughest stretches anywhere along the 265-mile Tamiami Trail. Brick was at it again Monday evening -- this time opening the door of her mobile home a couple of miles away for a man who needed some food and water. But the man -- described as 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds -- turned on the 100-pound lady, dragged her to a bedroom and repeatedly punched her in the face and head."

Bridget Mary's Reflection:

Our love and prayers are with Sr. Nora Brick who is preaching the Gospel of Compassion and Justice for the poor with her life. Jesus said " offer no resistance to one who is your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Thank you, Sister Nora, for showing us how to be the compassion of God in loving service to others. May we too see the face of Christ in all our sisters and brothers expecially those who are hurting and who attack us. May our world live the path of non-violent resistance that Jesus taught us.
Bridget Mary Meehan, RCWP

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