Minnie Liddle, former parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bentley, Doncaster celebrated her 106th birthday on 12 December.

  She now lives in a care home close to her daughter across town and receives Holy Communion from the local parish, but is still well remembered in Our Lady’s parish where she was an active member of the congregation for over 50 years, after moving to the area in 1964 from her native Sunderland.  She is visited from time to time by parishioners and by Sister Lilly and Sister Anu of the Convent of the Daughters of St Francis de Sales, adjoining Our Lady’s church.

  On her birthday, in addition to family visits and phone calls, Minnie enjoyed visits from parishioners and the Sisters who were accompanied by Fr Sixtus Njoku CM, Parish Priest of Our Lady’s, who was inspired by Minnie’s vitality and independence of spirit.

  The visits brought great joy to Minnie and the day will live long in the memory of all concerned.