Artistic Response: Mercying
Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland

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This presentation portrays ceramic works (Raku) of Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires that were commissioned by the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy (NL) for recognition and for inspiration of those associated with them.

The water pitcher (right), now part of Mercy heritage at Baggot Street, brought water from Newfoundland in 1994 to join the waters from the countries where other members of the newly founded Mercy International Association are located.

Images on the jug depict the fishing history of the island and the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, built by Bishop Michael Fleming who negotiated with Catherine McAuley to establish a foundation of Mercy in “the new world”...

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Spanish translation using DeepL Translator. Traducción al español con DeepL Translator

Prepared by Diane Smyth rsm on behalf of the Congregation

Diane was born and grew up in a large family in St. John’s, NL Canada.  As a member of the Sisters of Mercy she has been blessed to have a lived experience as teacher, social worker, pastoral caregiver and the ministry of initial formation.  Diane is currently a member of the Congregational Leadership team.

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