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A Celebrity of Determination

November 28, 2012

By Sister Anne Frances P.

Four decades ago, while teaching first grade, I came up with  a new story about a kitten who wanted to fly. I always enjoyed flying and loved kittens. The story was enjoyed by young and old alike and the opinion was to publish it! There were no illustrations! The project was placed aside for future reference.

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Meeting the Global Mercy Community

November 8, 2012

By Sister Julia U.

Ever since I entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1981 I have been fascinated by two things: the extent to which Catherine McAuley’s foundations circle the globe; and the similarity I have found among the sisters.  Until this Fall I had to be content with reading about this, mostly through the Mercy International Association’s website and the weekly Mercy eNews they publish.  A sabbatical this year, however, has enabled me to begin visiting with the sisters around the world—meeting the Global Mercy Community.  I have been blogging about this adventure for the past two months.

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Remembering My Dear Sister

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 »

Participating in the Mercy Challenge with an Open Heart

June 11, 2012

By Eileen H.

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the Mercy Challenge in Cumberland, RI. During this four day event, I, alongside five other young ladies, learned about Catherine McAuley, founder of Sisters of Mercy, and the mission of the Sisters of Mercy. Excited and nervous, I flew out of the West Coast and back to the beautiful East Coast although I had never been to Rhode Island before. With an open mind and an open heart, I was prepared for whatever I was to experience, not knowing how powerful and how precious an impact it would make on my heart.  Read More »