Sister Eileen Brady
Entered: September 1, 1969 – Manchester, New Hampshire
Current Ministry: Social justice/volunteer
As a Sister of Mercy, I have taught high school and adult religious education, done parish work and communications work, served as a book typesetter for two companies, and held several clerk positions to support my social justice advocacy work. I have also worked in Manchester, New Hampshire, at the WISH Center, which was a drop-in center for low-income women and kids, and done social work at Community Action and at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter. Additionally, I also contributed to the book, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, and have also done other writing, mostly essays and poetry.
While protesting nuclear power at the Seabrook (NH) Nuclear Power Plant, I was arrested. The case made its way through several courts, up to the First Circuit, where it was thrown out. I also served on the New Hampshire Mercy legislative assembly and on the sisters’ leadership team, as well as on many committees. Over the years, I came to know many Mercy members, the rich history of the community, and many others with whom we work to bring justice and mercy to all.
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