USA: 70 years in North Carolina

It was with great joy that in November, the community of Pennybyrn at Maryfield celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the five SMG pioneer sisters to High Point, North Carolina on November 15, 1947. The Sisters converted the home into a convalescent center with 22 beds.  Today Pennybyrn is a Continuing Care Retirement Community providing independent living, assisted living, memory support and nursing care all within the same complex

On November 3rd, Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated by Bishop Peter Jugis, Charlotte and five priests from the local community. Bishop Jugis praised the“miraculous” development of Pennybyrn over the past seven decades.  Following Mass, an open house was held in the convent where up to 100 people joined the Sisters in celebration.  On November 15th  residents and staff celebrated with Irish cuisine and an anniversary cake.

The Sisters are grateful for what God has accomplished in and through them. They write “during the past 70 years circumstances may have changed but support  by the local people and high quality care, joined to strong faith and trust in God remain”.

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