March 12, 2015

Greetings for St Patrick's Day, 17 March

Greetings for St Patrick's Day to all Sisters of Mercy and the extended Mercy Family.

Guímís Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ar Shiúracha na Trócaire ar fud an domhain ar Lá Fhéile Naomh Pádraig. Guímís sonas agus sláinte orthu siúd atá as baile as Éirinn agus orthu siúd ar fad a mhaíonn fréamhacha ceilteacha trénár mbunaitheoir, Catherine McAuley.

On this St. Patrick’s Day, we send greetings to Irish Sisters of Mercy, Associates, Partners-in-ministry and Friends of Mercy all over the world and to all Sisters of Mercy and the extended Mercy Family, who can claim Celtic roots through our foundress, Catherine McAuley.

Celebrating their 150 years of service in the Diocese of Portland, Maine, Portland’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday, March 15, paid tribute to the Sisters of Mercy. Watch the tv news report with Sr Mary George here (01:09)

Mary George O’Toole rsm served as the grand marshal, and the Sisters of Mercy had a float in the parade featuring a Sister from Ireland who played the part of Catherine McAuley and a Sister who took on the role of Mother Frances Warde. Other Sisters as well as students from Catherine McAuley High School also appeared on the float. Read more here

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

Global Greenings for St Patrick’s Day 2015

The Colosseum in Rome, Sacré-Cœur in Paris and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville will go green for the first time on St Patrick’s Day 2015.

Speaking at the Global Greening for St Patrick’s Day 2015 launch, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD said:

“The Embassy Network, in cooperation with Tourism Ireland, has worked hard to secure these Global Greenings.

The greening of iconic sites is also symbolic of the great friendship that exists between Ireland and so many countries around the world. It presents us with an invaluable opportunity to deepen existing friendships, strengthen awareness of Ireland and our rich heritage, and forge new ties.”

A List of Tourism Ireland Global Greenings can be found here #GoGreen4PatricksDay


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