Statue pays tribute to school’s namesake

Peter FiorenzaGeraldton Guardian

Catholic Bishop of Geraldton Justin Bianchini recently led a blessing ceremony that honoured an important figure for the Nagle Catholic College community.

Nano Nagle, who is the college’s namesake, has been immortalised with a significant statue and setting at the college entrance.

Nano Nagle is attributed as being a pioneer of Catholic education in the 1700s and founded the Presentation Sisters order.

Nagle also had a connection with Edmund Rice, who founded the Christian Brothers.

Both religious organisations are part of the college’s history.

The Sisters ran Stella Maris College, and the Brothers, St Pat’s, which amalgamated in 1992 to form Nagle.

The whole college gathered around the statue to recently honour Nano Nagle and to witness a blessing by the bishop.

This was followed by the blessing of stained glass windows in the school’s chapel and renovations to the pastoral care centre.

Acting principal Robyn Gummery praised staff and students for their involvement.

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