Reflective Prayer: New Foundations in Mercy
Mary Anne Nolan rsm (Americas): 'The Wondrous Ways of Mercy'
Catherine McAuley could have been insulated and isolated against the miserable poverty of Dublin. Instead she recognized the call of the Spirit, and accepted it with a grateful love and a willingness to be at the service of others. As recipient of God’s mercy, she saw herself as steward. Gifts given were gifts for others. Direct and practical in her response, she went out into gutter and garret to teach, to soothe and to shelter. She had discovered that her charism, her gift for others, was Mercy, a charism to the cutting edge of brokenness or imbalance.
– M. Joanna Regan and Isabelle Kiess, Tender Courage
Spanish translation by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Traducción al español por las Hermanas de la Misericordia de las Américas
A member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mary Anne Nolan entered the Sister of Mercy in Merion, Pennsylvania 60 years ago. Her most recent ministry has been as Co-Director of Mercy Spiritual Ministries, a mobile ministry of the Sisters of Mercy engaging individuals and groups in prayer, reflection and ongoing spiritual development. A spiritual director for over 25 years, she has also served as adjunct professor of Religious Studies at Gwynedd Mercy University, in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania.
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