September 24, 2012

Mercy Day Greetings


The great feast that unites the Mercy world is Mercy Day. Happy Mercy Day!

Its origin dates back to September 24th. 1827 when the House on Baggot Street opened as a school for the education of poor young girls and as a residence for homeless girls and women.

Greetings from the faculty and students at Red Bank Catholic High School in New Jersey, USA.

We are a school that welcomed the Sisters of Mercy over one-hundred years ago. We celebrate Mercy Day with all of those who aspire to the teachings of Catherine and take pride in all of the works done in her name. May this be the year that Catherine is proclaimed blessed so others may hear her story and join us in bringing mercy to a world much in need.

" A Happy Mercy Day" from the great Adirondacks.

God Bless All the Sisters of Mercy. Prayerfully in Christ, Sister Mary Audrey Hallahan

May Our Lady of Mercy bless all Mercy Sisters, Associates and friends this Mercy Day 2012 and may Our Lord fill our hearts with His love and peace.

So have a Happy Mercy Day and keeping all in my prayers.
From Anne Simons
Mercy Associate - (Canberra - Australia)

Warmest and most cordial greetings to all “Mercy Folk” from the High Plains of West Texas, USA!

We, the Mercy Presence in Lubbock, Texas wish all a blessed day as we celebrate together this special day – in the present and in our history! Four Mercy Associates ( Janie Delgado, Alice Huey, Barbara Wille, and Sabrina Robbins) will renew their covenants for three more years, and Sister Lale will renew her vows; then we will share a special meal and visit. But, because of work, we will do this on the day before, on Sunday, Sept. 23, when we have the leisure to do so.

Affectionately yours in Mercy,
Sister M. Lalemant Pelikan,rsm (South Central Regional Community Of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
(the only vowed member in some 250 mile area)

As each of us tries to be Mercy in so many different ways and to spread Mercy in a world where it is no needed, may we also draw strength from the simplest most common rituals like enjoying the comfortable cup of tea.

In Mercy,Rosemary Mulvihill rsm –Boston
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Sacred Threads

Mercy Day greetings to all Mercy people from the staff and students of Catherine McAuley Westmead - a secondary Mercy school for 1040 girls in Western Sydney, Australia.

We celebrated our Mercy Day early this year with a beautiful mass, followed by a community day where students and staff dressed in the theme “M for Mercy”. Money raised on the day went to support Mamre House, a project of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta Congregation, working alongside Sudanese refugee families.

Ms Margery Jackman

We, Mercies in the Philippines greet all of you, Happy Mercy Day on September 24th.

We thank God for all the many graces and blessings bestowed on all of us in our concerns and undertakings. We honor Our Lady of Mercy for inspiring us all the way in our works of mercy. We give recognition to our Mother Foundress, Catherine Elizabeth McAuley for sharing her spirit of mercy to all those sent to us by Our God of Mercy wherever we are in the world today.

We would like to share our joy for the service we are enabled to administer to the poor, sick and uneducated through our schools and the 2-yr. old Mother of Mercy Hospital in Tacloban City, Philippines.

A joyous celebration, indeed!

Happy Mercy Day to all in our Mercy Family!

May we continue to respond in hope to the diversity of calls to be a compassionate presence of God in our world.
With many blessings on this day,

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Blessings to all who are Mercy to our world.

Jane Bower, Companion in Mercy

Greetings to Sr. Theresa Svehla who is in Dublin at Mercy International.

She will experience welcoming other Mercys there this Mercy Day and others. I wish you a very joyful and blessed day!

Sr. Rita Marie Pickhinke

Let us pray that the Mercy that became flesh in the womb of Mary be born again in each of us, Sisters of Mercy, as we celebrate Mercy Day.

Mary Lyons
Western Province
The Congregation


Greeting to Sisters, Associates, Partners in Ministry and Friends of Mercy for Mercy Day.

As we mark the 185th year of the opening of the House of Mercy, you and your families and loved one will be remembered specially at our Eucharistic Celebration in the house on that day. May each of us in our different realities keep alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God’s compassion and mercy.

From the Director and Staff of Mercy International Association

Saludo a las Hermanas, Asociadas, Socios y Amigos en el Ministerio de la Misericordia para el Día de la Misericordia.

Al conmemorar el 185 año de la apertura de la Casa de la Misericordia, ustedes y sus familias y seres queridos será recordado especialmente en nuestra celebración eucarística en la casa en ese día. Que cada uno de nosotros en nuestras diferentes realidades mantener vivo el espíritu fundacional de Catalina entre los pueblos del mundo que más necesitan de la compasión y misericordia de Dios.

En el Director y el personal de la Misericordia Asociación Internacional

Happy Mercy Day to all the Sisters of Mercy, Associates and friends of Mercy from the Mercy High School Community in Middletown, Connecticut, USA

May Our Lady of Mercy and Venerable Catherine watch over us and guide us in all that we do.

Ann C. Derbacher
Campus Minister/Religion Department Chairperson

Sister Patricia and the Sisters of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy, Great Britain send greetings, blessings and good wishes to all Sisters, Associates and Co-workers in Mercy, for the feast of Our Lady of Mercy 2012.

You will be held in thought and prayer. May life give to each one, the happiness you give to others.
Sr. Patricia Bell rsm

Institute of Our Lady of Mercy
Convent of Mercy
Cemetery Road
Leeds LS19 7UR

Warmest wishes and abundant blessings to all.

Maureen Sexton rsm, Kiunga, PNG

The Network for Mercy Education wishes all a very blessed Mercy Day.

We celebrate our tradition and legacy and look to the future with hope.
Corinne Raven rsm - Director

The Sisters of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) wish all Mercy sisters, colleagues, friends and benefactors around the world, every blessing for the feast of Our Lady of Mercy.

As we give thanks for the many graces we have received across the years, and strive to respond to current needs as Jesus did and as Catherine encouraged her companions to do, may we have the courage to tread our paths of mercy in 2012 and beyond with courage and confidence.

May our most Mercy-Full and Loving God, animate our spirits with that of Catherine, Frances, Austin, Ursula , and all other frontier Mercy Women, whose inspiration spurs us on in Gospel Cosmic Dancing....

Affectionately Yours on Mercy Day ! With Blessings,

Tina Geiger rsm

Mercy Day Greetings to everyone from St Mary's College, Wellington, ANZ

Mary Cook

Loving greetings of Mercy from Peru to all Sisters and Associates on this Mercy Day!

After being here in Peru for sixteen years, this will be our last Mercy Day here, as we prepare to move back to Australia at the beginning of next year.
We leave with many special memories and blessings of our time here in Peru, and we thank God for all the mercy and solidarity we have experienced , and the providential love of God who has accompanied us always.
United in Mercy,

Joan Doyle rsm and Patricia McDermott rsm

Saludos cariñosos en Misericordia desde Peru para todas las Hermanas y Asociadas en este Día de Misericordia.

Después de estar aqui en Peru por dieciséis años, este año será nuestro ultimo día de Misericordia aqui porque estamos preparando a regresar a Australia en el principio del próximo año. Salimos con muchas memorias y bendiciones de nuestro tiempo aqui en Peru, y damos gracias a Diós por todo la misericordia y solidariadad que hemos experimentadas y todo el amor y providencia de Díós quien nos ha acompañado siempre.
Unidas en Misericordia,

Juana Doyle rsm y Patricia McDermott rsm

Happy Mercy Day from your Sisters and Associates in Argentina (Institute of the Americas: CCASA Community).

Continuing to be inspired by Catherine’s vision, let us be one in heart and mind as we struggle to respond to the most critical needs around us. Have a wonderful celebration!
Deborah Watson, rsm

 Have a very Blessed and Happy Day!

Lots of love and prayers to all our Sisters and Associates from Sisters Betty and Bridie in Coolock Newcastle Staffordshire.

Greetings to everyone in the Mercy World of Communication.

All who read and pray through online facilities. All who further the Mission of Mercy to our Sisters and Brothers throughout the World.

May the Grace , Peace and Blessing of God be yours as we each Celebrate Mercy Day in our own particular way.

The Sisters of Mercy in Belfast pray that Our Lady of Mercy will shower you with abundant graces.


Veronica O’Brien rsm



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