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.
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.”