March 2, 2015
By Northeast Community Communications
Meet Sister Elaine Deasy, a Sister of Mercy for 46 years. She calls her vocation “an inside job…I was taught by the Sisters of Mercy from kindergarten through college,” she said. After an immersion service trip in rural Kansas, she said she was changed and felt God’s call to become a Sister of Mercy. Her response?
“I’ll give it a year.”
Sister Elaine shares her vocation story with great candor and talks about her ministry to women recovering from alcohol addiction and women serving long-term prison sentences in Niantic, Connecticut.
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Sister Elaine is a Sister of Mercy in the Northeast Community. Learn more about how you can support sisters in the Northeast Community.