Missionary nun Bono’s guest at U2’s gig

Missionary nun Bono’s guest at U2’s gig

Bono made sure a missionary nun who inspired U2’s 2004 song Crumbs from Your Table got tickets to attend their concert at Croke Park last Saturday.

Dublin-born Sr Anne Carr joined the Medical Missionaries of Mary in 1968, and has done extensive work in Africa.

She worked in a maternity unit and as a hospital chaplain in Malawi, which is where Bono first met her in 2002 – she took him on a tour of the hospital.

The song appears in U2’s album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, and the CD was sent to her in Africa.

She was invited to several events by Bono which she was always too shy to go to, until she decided she would like to see them play live in Croke Park, which Bono happily accommodated.