June 12, 2013
The great feast that unites the Mercy world is Mercy Day. Happy Mercy Day!
Its origin dates back to September 24th. 1827 when the House on Baggot Street opened as a school for the education of poor young girls and as a residence for homeless girls and women.
We are a school that welcomed the Sisters of Mercy over one-hundred years ago. We celebrate Mercy Day with all of those who aspire to the teachings of Catherine and take pride in all of the works done in her name. May this be the year that Catherine is proclaimed blessed so others may hear her story and join us in bringing mercy to a world much in need.
God Bless All the Sisters of Mercy. Prayerfully in Christ, Sister Mary Audrey Hallahan
So have a Happy Mercy Day and keeping all in my prayers.
From Anne Simons
Mercy Associate - (Canberra - Australia)
We, the Mercy Presence in Lubbock, Texas wish all a blessed day as we celebrate together this special day – in the present and in our history! Four Mercy Associates ( Janie Delgado, Alice Huey, Barbara Wille, and Sabrina Robbins) will renew their covenants for three more years, and Sister Lale will renew her vows; then we will share a special meal and visit. But, because of work, we will do this on the day before, on Sunday, Sept. 23, when we have the leisure to do so.
Affectionately yours in Mercy,
Sister M. Lalemant Pelikan,rsm (South Central Regional Community Of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
(the only vowed member in some 250 mile area)
In Mercy,Rosemary Mulvihill rsm –Boston
Executive Director and Co-Founder
We celebrated our Mercy Day early this year with a beautiful mass, followed by a community day where students and staff dressed in the theme “M for Mercy”. Money raised on the day went to support Mamre House, a project of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation, working alongside Sudanese refugee families.
Ms Margery Jackman
We thank God for all the many graces and blessings bestowed on all of us in our concerns and undertakings. We honor Our Lady of Mercy for inspiring us all the way in our works of mercy. We give recognition to our Mother Foundress, Catherine Elizabeth McAuley for sharing her spirit of mercy to all those sent to us by Our God of Mercy wherever we are in the world today.
We would like to share our joy for the service we are enabled to administer to the poor, sick and uneducated through our schools and the 2-yr. old Mother of Mercy Hospital in Tacloban City, Philippines.
A joyous celebration, indeed!
May we continue to respond in hope to the diversity of calls to be a compassionate presence of God in our world.
With many blessings on this day,
Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy
Jane Bower, Companion in Mercy
She will experience welcoming other Mercys there this Mercy Day and others. I wish you a very joyful and blessed day!
Sr. Rita Marie Pickhinke
As we mark the 185th year of the opening of the House of Mercy, you and your families and loved one will be remembered specially at our Eucharistic Celebration in the house on that day. May each of us in our different realities keep alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God’s compassion and mercy.
From the Director and Staff of Mercy International Association
Al conmemorar el 185 año de la apertura de la Casa de la Misericordia, ustedes y sus familias y seres queridos será recordado especialmente en nuestra celebración eucarística en la casa en ese día. Que cada uno de nosotros en nuestras diferentes realidades mantener vivo el espíritu fundacional de Catalina entre los pueblos del mundo que más necesitan de la compasión y misericordia de Dios.
En el Director y el personal de la Misericordia Asociación Internacional
May Our Lady of Mercy and Venerable Catherine watch over us and guide us in all that we do.
Ann C. Derbacher
Campus Minister/Religion Department Chairperson
You will be held in thought and prayer. May life give to each one, the happiness you give to others.
Sr. Patricia Bell rsm
Institute of Our Lady of Mercy
Convent of Mercy
Leeds LS19 7UR
Maureen Sexton rsm, Kiunga, PNG
We celebrate our tradition and legacy and look to the future with hope.
Corinne Raven rsm - Director
As we give thanks for the many graces we have received across the years, and strive to respond to current needs as Jesus did and as Catherine encouraged her companions to do, may we have the courage to tread our paths of mercy in 2012 and beyond with courage and confidence.
Affectionately Yours on Mercy Day ! With Blessings,
Tina Geiger rsm
After being here in Peru for sixteen years, this will be our last Mercy Day here, as we prepare to move back to Australia at the beginning of next year.
We leave with many special memories and blessings of our time here in Peru, and we thank God for all the mercy and solidarity we have experienced , and the providential love of God who has accompanied us always.
United in Mercy,
Joan Doyle rsm and Patricia McDermott rsm
Después de estar aqui en Peru por dieciséis años, este año será nuestro ultimo día de Misericordia aqui porque estamos preparando a regresar a Australia en el principio del próximo año. Salimos con muchas memorias y bendiciones de nuestro tiempo aqui en Peru, y damos gracias a Diós por todo la misericordia y solidariadad que hemos experimentadas y todo el amor y providencia de Díós quien nos ha acompañado siempre.
Unidas en Misericordia,
Juana Doyle rsm y Patricia McDermott rsm
Continuing to be inspired by Catherine’s vision, let us be one in heart and mind as we struggle to respond to the most critical needs around us. Have a wonderful celebration!
Deborah Watson, rsm
Lots of love and prayers to all our Sisters and Associates from Sisters Betty and Bridie in Coolock Newcastle Staffordshire.
All who read and pray through online facilities. All who further the Mission of Mercy to our Sisters and Brothers throughout the World.
May the Grace , Peace and Blessing of God be yours as we each Celebrate Mercy Day in our own particular way.
The Sisters of Mercy in Belfast pray that Our Lady of Mercy will shower you with abundant graces.
Veronica O’Brien rsm