May 18, 2006

Eucharistic Liturgy to Celebrate Catherine McAuley

Celebrating 175 years since the founding of the Sisters of Mercy


Music rehearsal before the Mass began



Gathering in St. Andrew's Church, Westland Row


Sr Ethel Bignell, Administrator Mercy International Association and Sr Adele Howard, Fraynework Multimedia


Sr Anne Hannon, Vice-Postulator for the Cause of Catherine McAuley



Preparing for reading the Prayers of the Faithful



Some of the sisters in the congregation at Westland Row


Sr Breege O'Neill, Leader of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy and Sr Denise Fox, President of Mercy International Association


Flags of the Mercy world are carried in the entrance procession


Sr Breege O'Neill officially welcoming the people to the Mass in St Andrew's Church, Westland Row, Dublin where Catherine McAuley prayed


The assembled congregation praying


Prayers of the Faithful


Offertory Procession


The congregation joins in the singing


A section of the assembled congregation


Sisters attending at Mass



Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the Leaders of the nine Mercy Congregations which form Mercy International Association

Front L to R: Srs Nerida Tinkler, Denise Fox, Philomena Bowers, Dolores Magee, Mary Waskowiak, Helen Harding
Back L to R Sr Breege O'Neill, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Sr Lourdes Amascual, Sr Patricia Bell,


Music at Mercy International Centre to round off the celebrations

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