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What Does Mercy Mean to You?

September 19, 2013

By Isaac Garcia, Institute Communications Office

What does Mercy mean to you? Share in six-word sentences.

September 24 is Mercy Day, a worldwide day of celebration for the Sisters of Mercy and all Mercy affiliated ministries! On September 24, 1827, Mercy foundress Catherine McAuley opened the “House of Mercy” on Baggot Street in Dublin to educate poor, young girls and house homeless women and children. Today that same Mercy spirit lives in the many schools, health care facilities and pastoral care centers started and staffed by the Sisters of Mercy and lay staff.

To help celebrate Mercy Day, we’re asking the question, “What does Mercy mean to you?” But there’s a twist: we’re looking for six-word sentences.

Here are some examples:

  • Mercy is stepping outside of yourself.
  • Never saying that ‘it is enough’.
  • Passion for helping, love in action.
  • Fifty years later, blessed beyond measure.
  • Called to nurse. Lived through Mercy.

Whether you want to respond with a simple six-word email or a YouTube video, send your sentences to or leave a comment in the blog, using the embedded Facebook post below or tweet @SistersofMercy using #MercyDay. Be creative! However you want to share, we’d like to hear from you!

We will highlight some of our favorites on Facebook and Twitter on Mercy Day and share the rest in a blog post the day after. To be included on the Mercy Day social media sharing, please reply by September 23.

Learn more about Mercy Day and learn about Catherine McAuley.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee Yann permalink
    September 19, 2013 5:03 pm

    Nice, Isaac. Thank you!

  2. September 19, 2013 7:00 pm

    always loving, never judging caring always

  3. September 25, 2013 10:18 am

    The spirit of vocation animates actions

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