It may be Tuesday, but we’re always good for a bonus NUNDAY here at A Nun’s Life Ministry! Our friend Sister Catherine, OSM, a member of the Servite Sisters and Servants of Mary, from across the pond in the UK sent us a Nunday story of Olympic proportion!
Sister Mary-Joy Langdon, a Catholic sister belonging to the international community of the Infant Jesus Sisters, was a torch bearer for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Sister Mary-Jo participated in the Olympic Torch Relay as the torch passed through Acton in west London.
The invitation to carry the Olympic Torch has been extended to this ground-breaker for her energetic and inspirational work of running the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre for inner city children and young people with disabilities. Already an accomplished horsewomen, Sister Mary-Joy set up the Centre to provide riding and equine therapy opportunities for the disabled and inner city children. (Source: “Nun to Carry Olympic Torch for the Disabled” in Independent Catholic News, July 19, 2012)
We give thanks for the presence of Sister Mary-Joy at the Olympics Torch Relay and at her ministry with children, young people, ponies, horses, and the whole community! What a beautiful witness to the Gospel!
To see all the NUNDAY stories of Catholic sisters and nuns we’ve posted, visit NUNDAY at aNunsLife.org.