Blessing from the Pope

Father Michael Bell making a presentation to 100 year old Mimi Gunn. EMN-150825-130742001
Father Michael Bell making a presentation to 100 year old Mimi Gunn. EMN-150825-130742001

Sleaford centenarian Mimi Gunn has celebrated her 100th birthday (as reported in last week’s Standard), but now she has even received best wishes from the Pope.

Mimi, who has lived in the town for most of her life, has been active in the parish of Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Sleaford, and so, priest Father Michael Bell arranged to give her a blessing on behalf of the Pope for reaching her 100th birthday at Mass on Saturday evening.

He explained Mrs Gunn has been involved in the church’s Christmas Fayre, the church cleaning, the flower arranging, and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League. He is pictured making a presentation to Mrs Gunn to mark the Pope’s blessing.