Holy Angels Convent presented with new Olivetan Flag

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Flags at the Holy Angels Convent in Craighead County are once again flying high following the donation of a new set of flags for the sisters.

Five years ago, someone stole the sisters Olivetan Flag, and the sisters decided to take the flags down and fly them for special occasions only.

Tuesday, Jerry Allison and representatives with Centennial Bank unveiled the new Olivetan flag.

Allison said it's important to him to be able to help the community.

"It means everything to me. I'm big in the community with helping people with different things," Allison said. "And the sisters have been out here and the history of the sisters. You know originally, they came over here and they started Pocahontas and they ended up in Jonesboro. And it's a beautiful place and it's a calming place and I'm just very, very proud that I and Centennial Bank can be a part of this."

"It means a lot because it represents our community," Sister Mary Ann Nuce with the Holy Angels Convent said, "It represents the Olivetan Benedictine Community. It's been gone for a long time."

The sisters were also given a spare Olivetan Flag, as well as an American flag and an Arkansas State flag.

All the flags are also weatherproof.

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