September 01, 2020

Greetings for Mercy Day 2020

For many years, Sisters, Associates, Communities, Ministries, Congregations and Institutes, as well as members of the wider Mercy network, have sent in their Mercy Day Greetings for posting on our website. These are widely read and greatly appreciated.

To All Sisters of Mercy Everywhere!

I hold you in my prayer this Mercy Day and in Oneness I Joyfully Sing… Thanks to God! 

Mercy Day Thought For You

Marykay Eichman, RSM

In this historic Covid year, and on this historic Mercy Day
May you all be especially blessed –
in all your goings and comings
In the planting of your feet and hearts
in the many sacred disconnections
and reconnections of this holy time.
As Josephites, we give thanks for your companionship and commitment
for the power of your love, your strength of passion and generosity
We remain blessed by all our Mercy Sisters across the world
—With much gratitude and love Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart

Dear Sisters and Friends of Mercy,

We are with you in celebration and prayer for Mercy Day 2020!

Mary Tinney rsm joined us in our garden to reflect on "Catherine and the Natural World" to help us celebrate in an online manner, with which we are all now accustomed. We invite you to watch and enjoy via this link Please feel free to share this video with your community.

Mercy Partners council and staff would like to wish you all a blessed Mercy Day.

Grace and peace,

Libby, on behalf of Mercy Partners 

Entering the season of creation reminds us that as we take each day one at a time, we need to bring along a few essentials: Mercy, stories of change and hope. Times have been difficult lately but with this comes the opportunity for change, the chance to make things better for everyone. Sharing stories of change, showing the works of Mercy and carrying the light of hope will make all the difference in our fight against this pandemic. A gentle reminder that Mercy truly does work everywhere!

—Mercy Works

Mercy Day Greetings from your Sisters, Associates and partners in ministry from the CCASA countries – Argentina, Belize, Chile, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panamá and Perú.

May the vision of Catherine McAuley continue to inspire us as we continue to reach out in hope to those most in need. And may our Mother of Mercy enfold us in her loving care.

Deborah Watson, RSM

CCASA Communications

Saludos para el Día de la Misericordia de sus hermanas, asociadas/os, y colegas en los países de CCASA – Argentina, Belice, Chile, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panamá y Perú. Qué la visión de Catalina siga inspirándonos y qué nuestra Madre de la Misericordia nos abrace con su ternura.

We send you warm greetings for Mercy Day 2020.

In the emerging Presence of Hope and Wonder we wish you

Wisdom of the Mercy Path to sustain you

Tenderness of the Mercy Word to restore you

Restoration of the Mercy Promise to fill you

May our connection this day be deepened

In the Incarnated Love, the Face of God’s Mercy.                                            

Congregation of Sisters of Mercy, Rachamin, 13/14 Moyle Park, Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland

Sister Colette and Sisters send greetings and blessings
to all as we celebrate Mercy Day in these strange times.
May Catherine’s charism help us to be acutely aware of the
“cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”
as we contemplate
 ‘New Foundations in Mercy’
‘Hope in a Time of Pandemic’
Happy Mercy Day.

In the words of Catherine McAuley, how truly blessed we are that "the tender Mercy of God has given us one another" and we are able to celebrate happy occasions like Mercy Day together each year. It's with joy and thanksgiving that we join our Mercy family worldwide in commemorating this special day.
Blessings and love to you all from your friends at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Today we give thanks for Mary, the mother of Mercy, Catherine McAuley, Ursula Frayne and Mother Xavier Maguire, our ancestors in faith. Women of their own time and unique cultures. Women of the past whose stories and lives hold meaning for us in the present. Women of trust who pondered the Word. Women of faith who acted in the way of Mercy. As a school community we are glad and privileged to claim them as kindred and we are grateful to join you as descendants of their vision. Thank you. Mercy Day greetings to you all.

Anna Negro

on behalf of the Sacred Heart College Geelong Community.

On a special  Mercy Day this year, let’s remember all our health workers around the world. Happy Mercy Day to Sisters, Associates, Volunteers and Workers who share their jobs with the Sisters. So may Lady of Mercy with the Lord and Catherine pray for all. —Anne Simons, Mercy Associate, Canberra Australia
May your Mercy Day sing of God’s goodness and Catherine’s dream for a more merciful world. With love and in mercy —Ann McGovern, RSM at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT.
As the family of Mercy shares in the anxiety and disruption caused by COVID 19, natural disasters and racial unrest, the heart of Mercy remains strong and steady. In keeping with our long tradition of responsiveness, we witness our suffering world embraced with practical acts of kindness and justice, undaunted by the dangers around us. The Board of Mercy International Centre greets you on this Mercy Day and rejoices in the knowledge that every day is a day on which we receive and share God’s mercy.
Mary, Mother of Mercy can be a reminder to us that all people and all created beings have their origin and their existence in the Mercy of God.  In these pandemic times as we are forced to revisit old assumptions, may the Mother of Mercy give us wisdom and insight to imagine and build a world which resonates with God’s Mercy.
   From a very quiet house in Baggot Street, Mercy Day greetings to all the Sisters, Associates and Ministry Partners of the Mercy World! —Berneice Loch rsm
Mercy Day greetings from Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa. As we consider anew the call of Catherine on Mercy Day, may we be blessed in God’s Tender Mercy. —Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.
Greetings across the world to all on this Mercy Day! While in “lockdown” and in many cases prevented from meeting face to face, let us remember each one with affectionate prayers and a virtual embrace. — U.S.Region: the Congregation-- Sisters Susan DeGuide, Maura Feeley and Kathleen Walsh

The Conference for Mercy Higher Education, the network of 17 colleges and universities in the United States sponsored by the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, wishes all in the Mercy World a happy and hopeful Mercy Day 2020.
On this Mercy Day, in this Season of Creation, may we all be like the sunflower that follows every movement of the Sun and turns towards Light and Life.


Dr. Moya K. Dittmeier -
Executive Director 
Conference for Mercy Higher Education,
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Happy Mercy Day from the Mercy Education System of the Americas! The past year has shown us more than ever how intricately connected we are to one another and to creation. We reflect on these words from Micah 6:8 – “And what does God require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Artwork by Catherine Archer, Class of 2020 at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, New Jersey.

¡Feliz Día de la Misericordia del Sistema de Educación de la Misericordia! El año pasado nos a revelado más que nunca cuán intrincadamente conectados estamos entre nosotros y con la creación. Reflexionamos sobre estas palabras de Miqueas 6:8 -- «Ya se te ha dicho lo que es bueno y lo que Dios te exige:  Tan sólo que practiques la justicia, que sepas amar y te portes humildemente con tu Dios».

Ilustración de Catherine Archer, clase de 2020 en la Academia de Mount St. Mary en Watchung, New Jersey.

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