July 13, 2012
By Sister Pat P.
Recently I received word about a Sister of Mercy in New York being hit by a car and killed. I write this to show people how being a sister of Mercy in a large community is like being part of a large family. You see she entered the Sisters of Mercy in New York and I entered the Sisters of Mercy in North Carolina. So one would think we did not know each other. Well not so! The news came to me like a brick hitting my head. I could not believe it. I knew her! I ate meals with her; we laughed and spoke New York-ease (as she would say) to each other. She loved God, life, the Sisters of Mercy, her students and her family. We spent a few evenings in Panama City, Panama laughing about life. At that time she looked at me and said, “You know I cannot worry about anything in life, I can only do the best I can for my family, friends, community and most of all for my God. I hope when the day comes for me to meet the Lord he will say to me, ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’” Read More