Happy Mercy Day!
Reflections on what Mercy Day means to me
By Sister Regine F.
As I reflect on what Mercy Day means to me…
For me, Mercy Day began in first grade when holidays from school were priority.
September 24 changed as my classmates and I discovered life in our school days at Mercy elementary. We prayed every morning for the canonization of Catherine McAuley.
Gradually, Mercy meant our teachers, young spirited sisters – Joyful. They became for me inspiration to enter the novitiate when I was in my fourth year at Mercy High school.
Now, seventy-two years later, Mercy has deepened and evolved as I try to live Mercy every day. Cynthia Serjak says it well in her song. My paraphrase of her song is:
Mercy – affirming
Mercy – encouraging
Mercy – the blessing we’re celebrating today