Pray Well and Never Grow Weary
Walking and Praying with Catherine Extended 27-30 July 2009
Sitting L to R: Sisters Caitlín Conneely (Facilitator), Geraldine Sweeney, Mary McEnearney (Facilitator); Standing L to R: Sisters Penny Roaker, Margueritta McCarthy, Nora Anne Lombard, Bernadette Roach, Chris Bendin
Come Home to Catherine - 19-25 July 2009
L to R: Ms. Anne Reid (Facilitator)Sisters Audette Mansour, Maria Goretti Howley,Cecilia Cadogan, Colette Baldwin (Faciliator) Anna Mai Middleton, Mary Harnett, Deirdre Byrne, Winifred Divilly, Eileen Enright Ms. Margery Jackman, Aidan Kivlehan
My Dear Sisters...Your ever affectionate, M.C. McAuley 5-11 July 2009
Standing: L to R: Sisters Delores Brophy, Dympna Reardon, Mr. Duncan Arendse, Nuala O'Gorman, Margarita Cunningham; Sitting: Sisters Helen Roberts, Angela Moroney, Fr. Bernard Eager, Áine Barrins (Facilitator)
Woman of Mercy - 21-27 June 2009
Sitting L to R: Sisters Roisin Kelly, St. Pius Lennon, Bernadette Mary Reece, Noreen O'Rourke, Mary Vianney McVeigh, Ita Mercedes Walsh, Winifred Graham; Standing: Sisters Eileen Burns, Mary Anne Stafford, Chris Bendin, Marion McCarthy, Mr. Duncan Arendse, Betty Busuttin, Brenda Dolphin (Facilitator), Geraldine Sweeney, Lila Galvin
Come Home to Catherine - 24-31 May 2009
Standing L to R: Sisters Elise Bier, Lila Galvin, Mary Clare McNamara, Bernadette Mary Reece, Kate Mannes, Betty Busuttin, Barbara McKenna, Ms. Anne Reid (facilitator); Sitting L to R: Sisters Mary-Ellen McGuinness, Catherine Marie McNeill, Caitlín Conneely, St. Pius Lennon, Claire Ignatius.
Walking and Praying Extended - 16-19 February 2009
Standing L to R: Daria Bisulca RSM, Lee Guirreri RSM (Facilitator), Ruth Hollen RSM, Mary Eleanor Thornton RSM, Ms. Mary Conway, Ms. Margaret Clancy, Ms. Karen Misorek, Marie Chabanel Erzal RSM; Sitting L to R: Ms. Mireyda Reyes, Marie Noel Keller RSM, Helen Anne Ebbitt RSM, Ms. Susan Jerome, Ms. Anne Reid (Facilitator).
Sisters and Carers from the Union of the Sisters of Mercy of the Union of England, Scotland and Wales 11-13 February, 2009
Standing: L to R: Jamie Reid, Maria Doherty RSM, Colette Baldwin RSM (Facilitator), Paddy Toner, Carole Ababaster; Sitting: L to R: Kelly Percy, Alphonsus Milward RSM, Angela Rowley RSM, Helena Piggot RSM, Sally Goodchild
Walking and Praying with Catherine Extended
10 December - 13 December 2008
Standing L to R: Sisters Dominica Camilleri,Maryanne Cahill, Anne Hannon, Caitlín Conneely (Facilitator), Mary Cleary,Mary McEnearney (Facilitator); Sitting L to R: Sisters Kathy Kettle, Colette McCabe
Praying in Catherine's Places and Spaces - Nov. 9th to Nov. 12th
Sitting: Sisters Gertrude Murphy, Rosemary O'Sullivan, Maura Gallagher, Ms. Ruth McNicholson; Standing: Anne Reid (Facilitator), Sisters Eileen McSweeney, Annunciata Caffrey, Marian Hagan, Lucille Bonvouloir (Facilitator), Carmel Byrne, Rose O'Brien
UK Care-ers Programme - October 21st - October 23rdSitting: Barbara Creenan, RSM, Vera Gosling, Chrissie Lynch, Lynda Blanchin, Alberta O'Doherty, RSM, Angela Gallagher, RSM Standing: Lucille Bonvouloir, RSM (Facilitator), Beata Gal, Ian Foster, Susan Foster, Colette Baldwin, RSM (Facilitator), Helen McCann, Alison Penmen, Kati Bondar
Walking and Praying with Catherine Extended - September 29th - October 2nd
Standing: Sisters Teresa Sheerin, Leona Donahue, Caitlín Conneely (Facilitator), Mary Hennelly, Mary McEnearney (Facilitator) Sitting: Sisters Claire Walsh, Damian Conroy, Loreto Slattery, Angela Hoare
Walking and Praying with Catherine -
Come Home to Catherine, July 8th to July 13th
Sitting: Sisters Delores Ann Stein, Gertrude Bennett, Eileen Flynn and facilitator Anne Reid; Standing: Sisters Joan Wilson, Catherine Ryan, Denise Hinton, Katherine Ann Rappl, Miriam Nugent, facilitator Sr. Patricia March, Jiliyan Dingle.
Come Home to Catherine, June 29th to July 5th
Sitting: Sisters Toni Schmidt, Pat Otillio, Georgia Greene, Eithne Lowther; Standing: Sisters Claudine Picard, facilitator Colette Baldwin, Rosemary Laliberte, Mary Harvey, Ann Quigley, Madeline Rita, Ms. Kathleen Winters, Marta McDonnell, facilitator Lucille Bonvouloir
Come Home to Catherine, May 4th to May 10th
From left to right: Sisters Patricia Pak Poy, Celestine Muli, Ms. Patricia Ladley, Lucy Gachuki, Phyllis Moynahan, Marise Casey, Colette Baldwin and Áine Barrins (facilitators) Maura Walsh, Mary Ellen Twist
Come Home to Catherine, April 20th to April 26th
Sitting: Sisters Lucy Loughnane, Lucille Bonvouloir, Kathleen Barker, Anne Reid (facilitator); Standing: Sisters Caitlín Conneely (facilitator), Betty Calfapietra, Patricia Whitten, Rosemary McMurray, Maíre Cleary, Kathleen O'Connell
On February 25, 2008, Sr. Noel Keller brought a group of 14 sisters and associates to Mercy International Centre. They experienced a Walking and Praying Extended and returned home to the Mid-Atlantic, West-Midwest and Northeast Communities enriched by the Spirit of Catherine. Their comments on their experience of the programme and the added dimension of being in Catherine’s house gives an indication of how much this meant to them: “Catherine became a real person. You could reach out and touch her, inhale her.” “Sisters and Associates were enlivened by Catherine’s story.” “I will draw from the richness of this experience for a long time to come.” “This week I felt that Catherine was passing by.”
Walking and Praying Extended consisted of six Mercy sisters, two from Australia (Gunnedah and Adelaide), four from the USA (Mid-Atlantic Community), and one layman, a teacher from a Mercy School in the Warnambool area in South Western Victoria in Australia. Pictured in the first row center is Anne Reid, Team Member and facilitator for this programme.
In their evaluations participants of these programmes speak of the specialness of their experience of the Spirit of Catherine McAuley in the places and spaces where she lived and worked.
In February, the first programme of 2008, which was for Carers, was a mix of sisters and lay women from Mercy Care Institutions across England, Scotland and Wales. Pictured with the Carers are the two facilitators for the programme, Team Members Colette Baldwin RSM and Mary McEnearney RSM (top left).