August 26, 2016
By Sister Claudette Schiratti
This is the third reflection in our Music and Mercy series. Read the whole series here.
For me, mercy, music and ministry are inseparable.
I have been making music since I was five years old. I experience and view the world through the audio lens of music.
I have been a Sister of Mercy since I was 19. I resisted the call to Mercy, but have found great joy and received much mercy in the community of Mercy. I am in awe of the varied gifts possessed by each Sister of Mercy. Through the years, God and Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, have called a motley group of women together—and now men also as Mercy Associates—for service to the Church and the world through the Works of Mercy, using the variety of gifts of each person.
I am grateful for the call to Mercy which centers me and makes me aware of issues of peace and justice. Mercy calls me to have an attitude of mercy and do actions of mercy. It is a joy for me to develop, with an attitude of mercy, the musical abilities of people in parish and diocesan ministry; to develop skills through music lessons; and to relate music to life through interactions, relationships and performing. Read More