December 05, 2018

Christmas Greetings 2018: Do Send in Yours

As we bring this year to its conclusion, we invite you to share your Christmas greeting with the global Mercy community.

Send in your greetings - text or text and image - by Tuesday, 18 December. The last issue of Mercy eNews for 2018 will be published on Wednesday, 19 December.

Messages to: the Editor

Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete - Happy Christmas!
As we celebrate Christ among us we welcome with love the poor and vulnerable in our world. May God bless us all with peace and mercy as we journey together in hope. Wishing you all blessings of joy this Christmas. Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand
May God preserve and bless you
and grant you all the graces
and precious gifts reserved
for this Holy Season
(Catherine McAuley)
Wishing all Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Associates and Partners-in-Ministry every blessing in the new year. The Union of the Sisters of Mercy, GB.
Sending prayers for an abundance of hope, love, peace and joy this Christmas and in the new year to our Mercy Family worldwide. Mount St. Mary Academy (established in 1851 in Little Rock, Arkansas)
Sending greetings to our Mercy world family for a blessed and peace filled Christmas. May the warmth and love that surrounds us at Christmas bring hope in our lives, peace in our fragile world and God’s love in our hearts in the coming year. Sister Colette and the Sisters of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy, G.B.
The Conference for Mercy Higher Education, comprised of the 17 US colleges and universities sponsored by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, wishes all a joyous Christmas season and a new year of peace and justice for our world.
Here, students from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey proudly join the hundreds of thousands who marched for gun control in Washington, DC last year. Moya K. Dittmeier
Executive Director
May you be truly blessed by the Spirit of Christmas. Rejoice always, for unto us a child is born. And His name is Jesus!
Happy Holidays! Maria Johnston Principal
Muffles College High School
Maria College wishes you a blessed and peaceful Christmas filled with hope for the coming new year.
The stained glass image is in Maria College’s McAuley Building chapel. It beautifully depicts the Holy Family, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The McAuley Building (formerly McAuley Residence) was officially opened on Maria Day, April 25, 2018 and contains state-of-the art nursing and occupational therapy labs, classrooms, distance learning, and faculty offices for Maria’s nursing and health and occupational sciences faculty. Elizabeth M. Wales, MS
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
'May God preserve and bless you and grant you the peace of this holy season' - Catherine McAuley
Sisters Loreto Conroy, Carmel McDonough, Margaret Farrell & Jennifer Ryan
Sisters of Mercy North Sydney
On Dec. 21, 2018, the Pittsburgh community will celebrate Foundation Day, marking 175 years of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh and the United States. Pittsburgh Mercy colleagues, who proudly serve in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, wish the Sisters, associates, and colleagues throughout the 'Circle of Mercy' worldwide a happy Foundation Day, a blessed Christmas, and a New Year filled with love, peace, and joy. In the words of Catherine McAuley in a letter to Frances Warde, 'May God preserve and bless you and grant you all the graces and precious gifts reserved for this holy season.' Thank you for continuing to inspire us in our work!" - Pittsburgh Mercy & McAuley Ministries
Very best wishes for every blessing during this Advent/Christmas Season on all of you Mercy Sisters, Associates and partners in Mercy at MIA, who produce Mercy E News weekly throughout the year. I feel really connected to our Mercy Family worldwide. Have a good rest during your Christmas break
Love and prayer
from all of the Mercy Family in Rosebank, Johannesburg,
Marie McIntyre rsm
May you be blessed with Joy, Love and Peace this Christmas and throughout the coming year.
The Mercy High School Community, Middletown, Connecticut
"Close to God, All is Peace and Contentment." ~ Frances Warde
May the Miracle of Christmas Fill Your Heart with Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.
In Mercy,
The Mercy Education System of the Americas Board of Directors and Staff
«Cerca de Dios, Todo es Paz y Contentamiento». ~ Frances Warde
Que el milagro de la Navidad LLene su Corazón de Esperanza, Paz, Alegría y Amor.
En Misericordia,
El Sistema de Educación de la Misericordia de las Américas Directiva y Personal
As we celebrate this Christmas, let us remember the poor, the refugees and the world. For the work the Mercy Sisters do around our world, let us give thanks. Let each one of us pray that peace and love is pour into their hearts this Christmas. The love that was shown when Christ was born strengthens us all year through and that is cause for hope. Wishing all a blessed Christmas and New Year. Anne Simons Mercy Associate (Canberra- Australia)
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