December 13, 2019
By Jeremy Dickey, Communications Manager
“Have you ever thought about becoming a Mercy Associate?”
She couldn’t possibly have known it at the time, but Sister Mary Ellen Brody is the reason that, on Foundation Day (December 12, 2019), I officially made my covenant with the Sisters of Mercy and became a Mercy Associate.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. As is often the case, there’s more to the story.
I have always thought of myself as a religious person, but in recent years I’ve been longing to nourish my spirituality. To put it another way, if you’re familiar with the Nuns and Nones or Sisters and Seekers movement, you’ll understand that while I’m not quite a “none,” I’m definitely a “seeker.”
As a lay employee of the Sisters of Mercy, I’ve always known that Mercy Associates were a “thing” but didn’t, until this year, fully grasp the very distinct bond between Sisters, Associates and the Mercy charism.