On Monday 27th July, the Year 13 Cohort was privileged enough to be part of a presentation given by some of the Sisters of Mercy (Sr Leona Garchow, Sr Fatima Lemisio, Sr Salome Loane and Sr Anna Nicholls) who spoke on vocations and the legacy of Catherine McAuley in New Zealand. This presentation provided us with first-hand insight into the merciful lives of the Sisters of Mercy that will assist us as we begin our third and final internal standard on religious traditions in New Zealand. Founded by Catherine McAuley in 1831, the Sisters of Mercy are a religious congregation of vowed women who seek to live a merciful life of “poverty, chastity and obedience.” The Sisters of Mercy were the first religious sisters to come to New Zealand, founding Carmel College in 1957, thus resonating profoundly with the Mercy tradition of our school today. It was inspiring to learn what it means to be called to a life dedicated to and in service to God.
Kate Maloney, Year 13
Sr Fatima Lemisio, Sr Salome Loan are pictured above with HOD RE Denise Camilleri and RE teachers Katie Pidgeon and Monica Moore