BRADENTON -- There was singing. There was hugging. There was crying.
Sister Nora Brick was back.
“They didn’t forget me,” said the 81-year-old Franciscan nun who returned to the Stillpoint House of Prayer on 14th Street West after three months of recovery and rest from a Valentine’s Day assault at her trailer.
Her return is only for a few days before she retires to her order’s convent in Tenafly, N.J., for good.
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It made Friday’s reunion that much more emotional for those who admired the diminutive Irish nun who spent 37 years ministering to the migrant community.
“It was a thrill to see her again,” said volunteer Mary Finnerty. “I love her very much, and I know she loves everybody here.”