August 1, 2020
In January 2020, I traveled with 10 others from Mercyhurst University to Georgetown, Guyana, where we learned about how the Sisters of Mercy in Guyana are meeting needs of people of all ages through their ministries. The experience was eye-opening and life-changing for us. It shed light on how Sisters of Mercy live out their faith.
We spent afternoons at St. John Bosco’s Boys Orphanage where we hung out with the boys playing soccer, games and swinging them around like helicopters in circles. We learned about a Sister of Mercy who, in her 90s, started a safe house for victims of human trafficking. We toured St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and two HIV/AIDS clinics where we listened to compassionate and caring staff who did so much with few resources. We visited Mercy Wings, a vocational/trade school for youth. And we sang with the elderly residents at the Sisters of Charity home that also housed a soup kitchen.
In order to provide a glimpse into our experience, below are reflections written by me and some of my fellow students.Read More