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DALTON House: As an Ursuline Sister, Mother Dalton came to the parish as the first Catholic School Principal. She was handed the difficult task of bringing together a school community and in line with her order’s founder, Angela Merici, never saw a need and did not act.

HANLY House: Fr Hanly would often meet with the vagrants who moved through the Tweed area nearly 100 years ago. He would never give them money but instead directed them to a local eatery. He always paid for the services rendered and goods consumed after they had left. By all accounts, he was a selfless, kind and charitable man who put the needs of others before himself.

REYNOLDS House: In line with the founder of her Presentation Order, Nano Nagle, Sr Reynolds espoused the motto “Deeds not words”. Her work in schools in the Tweed area, and throughout many towns in the Lismore Diocese was a testament to this phrase. She led by example, not words throughout her life.

HOADE House:  Fr Hoade always kept the faith. The now-deceased former Vicar General Fr Jim Reilly delivered the eulogy at Fr Hoade’s funeral in 2008 and quoted 2 Timothy 4:7 where St Paul stated, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Fr Jim stated that Tony Hoade’s life could have inspired these words. Keep the faith and it will happen.