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Gratitude, Care Packages, and Shoelaces

March 10, 2019

By Sister Anne Connolly

Sister Anne has been working at the Humanitarian Respite Center in Alamo, Texas, which was recently told it must vacate the premises within 90 days. She has been collecting shoelaces for migrants, whose laces are removed when they are taken into custody.

Sister Anne Connolly with a box full of shoelaces. Part of ministering with migrants includes providing shoelaces since they have often had theirs taken away while being detained.
Sister Anne Connolly with a box full of shoelaces. Part of ministering with migrants includes providing shoelaces since they have often had theirs taken away while being detained.

May I live gratefully and simply today.

We of the Mid-Atlantic Mercy Community will recognize the mantra we have prayed each day for some years now. We share the mantra with each of the rest of you, Mercy Sisters, companions in Mercy and supporters!

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Agradecimiento, paquetes personales y cordones de zapatos

March 10, 2019

Por Hermana Anne Connolly

Hermana Anne ha estado trabajando en el Centro de Atención Humanitaria en Álamo, Texas, y recientemente se les informó que debe evacuar el local dentro de los siguientes 90 días. Ella ha estado recolectando cordones de zapatos para inmigrantes, pues se los quitan cuando se los llevan en custodia.

Sister Anne Connolly with a box full of shoelaces. Part of ministering with migrants includes providing shoelaces since they have often had theirs taken away while being detained.
Sister Anne Connolly with a box full of shoelaces. Part of ministering with migrants includes providing shoelaces since they have often had theirs taken away while being detained.

Que viva yo hoy con gratitud y sencillez.

Nosotras, de la Comunidad de la Misericordia Medio Atlántico reconoceremos el mantra que hemos estado rezando cada día por algunos años. ¡Compartimos el mantra con cada una de ustedes, Hermanas de la Misericordia, compañeras en Misericordia y simpatizantes!

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A Transformation in Haiti

February 26, 2019

By Sister Beth Dempsey

I went to Gros Morne, Haiti, 18 months ago for the launch of Mercy Focus on Haiti’s (MFOH) first cohort of 200 Haitian women in the Chemen Lavi Miyo (CLM) program. I remember thinking to myself, how will it be possible for these women to be able, even with the help of CLM staff, to change their lives in 18 months?

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Una transformación en Haití

February 26, 2019

Por Hermana Beth Dempsey

Fui a Gros Morne Haití hace dieciocho meses para el estreno de la primera cohorte de doscientas haitianas de Enfoque de la Misericordia en Haití (MFOH, son sus siglas en inglés) en el programa de Chemen Lavi Miyo (CLM)/Camino a una Mejor Vida. Recuerdo haberme preguntado, ¿cómo será posible que estas mujeres puedan, aun con la ayuda del personal de CLM, cambiar su vida en dieciocho meses?

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Days of Benevolence on the Border

February 23, 2019

By Sister Cathe Shoulberg

While reflecting on the Gospel on New Year’s Eve (Mark 4:21 – 25), I felt a gentle invitation to volunteer “on the Border,” a thought well outside my comfort zone. That evening, I finalized plans to travel to El Paso, Texas, to give some time to Annunciation House.

A mural on the wall at Annuncation House in El Paso.
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Días de Benevolencia en la Frontera

February 23, 2019

Por Hermana Cathe Shoulberg

Mientras reflexionaba en el Evangelio de Año Nuevo (Mc 4,21-25), sentí una suave invitación a hacer voluntariado «en la frontera», un pensamiento muy afuera de mi zona de comodidad. Esa tarde, finalicé los planes para viajar a El Paso, Texas, para ofrecer un tiempo al Hogar de la Anunciación.

A mural on the wall at Annuncation House in El Paso.
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God’s Message Is Always About Welcoming

December 28, 2018

By Sister Diane Guerin

Sister Diane Guerin is heading to the U.S./Mexico border this January. She shares this reflection on migration and the Christmas season in preparation for her trip and as a reminder of what the story of Jesus’ birth is truly about.

The voices of the angels singing “Glory to God in the Highest” was still echoing in Mary’s ears as she greeted the arrival of the Magi. Her heart was full of wonder and love as she gazed at her newborn child. What the future would hold remained a mystery whose unfolding would come with time.

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El mensaje de Dios siempre es sobre la bienvenida

December 28, 2018

Por Hermana Diane Guerin

La voz de los ángeles cantando «Gloria a Dios en las alturas» todavía resonaba en los oídos de María mientras recibía a los Magos. Su corazón estaba maravillado y lleno de amor al ver a su recién nacido. Lo que deparaba el futuro seguía siendo un misterio, algo que solo el tiempo podría desarrollar.

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Sister Caroline Sports Serving Others

October 25, 2018

Sister Caroline Tweedy, RSM, helps children choose books to read at the food pantry at St. John’s Bread and Life in Brooklyn, New York, where she currently works as the associate executive director.

Sister Caroline Tweedy, RSM, helps children choose books to read at the food pantry at St. John’s Bread and Life in Brooklyn, New York, where she currently works as the associate executive director.

By Debbi Della Porta

In high school, Sister Caroline Tweedy loved sports and the Sisters of Mercy.

A varsity basketball, volleyball and softball player all four years of high school at Catherine McAuley High School in Brooklyn, after graduation Caroline returned to her alma mater to teach physical education and coach the varsity basketball and volleyball teams.

“As one of the few lay teachers at the time, I worked side by side with the Sisters of Mercy and was enamored by their joy and commitment,” says Sister Caroline who taught there for seven years. “These women were grounded in their faith and lived out the Gospel values to serve others.” Read More »

V Encuentro Calls us to Mentor Young Hispanic Women

October 4, 2018

By Sister Ivette Diaz

Since 1972, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has organized “Encuentros,” gatherings to build and enhance the participation of the Hispanic community in the Catholic Church.

From September 20-23, the V Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas once again drew 3,000 Hispanic/Latino leaders and delegates from around the United States to continue that important discussion. Sister Ivette Diaz shares her experience of being part of the V Encuentro as an exhibitor and a Latino woman at the event.

Sister Ivette Diaz, RSM (second from right) with Sister Priscilla Moreno, RSM (far left); Sister Teresa Maya, CCVI (second from left); Jean Stokan, Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team (far right)

Sister Ivette Diaz, RSM (second from right) with Sister Priscilla Moreno, RSM (far left); Sister Teresa Maya, CCVI (second from left); Jean Stokan, Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team (far right)

Participating in the V Encuentro was a profound and faith-filled experience for me. I did not know what to expect since this would be my first Encuentro experience. Being gathered with 3,000 Hispanics it was a moment of feeling great pride for our heritage and all that we have been able to contribute to the Catholic Church of the United States. Read More »