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In 1998, Sister Sharon Euart broke bread with St. John Paul II. She and three others talked and enjoyed lunch with him at his home in Vatican City. Years later, she would have an opportunity to meet with Pope Benedict XVI as well. Someday, she hopes to meet Pope Francis. As executive director of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes in Silver Spring, Maryland; a former executive coordinator of the Canon Law Society of America in Washington, D.C.; and associate general secretary of the…

In 1998, Sister Sharon Euart broke bread with St. John Paul II. She and three others talked and enjoyed lunch with him at his home in Vatican City. Years later, she would have an opportunity to meet with Pope Benedict XVI as well. Someday, she hopes to meet Pope Francis. As executive director of the Resource Center for Religious Institutes in Silver Spring, Maryland; a former executive coordinator of the Canon Law Society of America in Washington, D.C.; and associate general secretary of the…

www.civilwartruce.com  Sister DeSales McKelvy of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth worked in Paducah as a nurse during the Civil War. Throughout the war Sisters would regularly go on to the battlefields in their flowing black robes to rescue the wounded. Many people of the time had never seen a woman religious wearing a habit and did not believe they were actual humans. Some would even sidle up to a Sister and touch their skin to verify that they were, indeed, flesh and bone.

www.civilwartruce.com Sister DeSales McKelvy of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth worked in Paducah as a nurse during the Civil War. Throughout the war Sisters would regularly go on to the battlefields in their flowing black robes to rescue the wounded. Many people of the time had never seen a woman religious wearing a habit and did not believe they were actual humans. Some would even sidle up to a Sister and touch their skin to verify that they were, indeed, flesh and bone.

At one time it was not uncommon for two or more daughters from a single family to become religious sisters! The story below is condensed from an interview with Sister Mary Gemma Connelly, age 87, a retired educator who served as the first woman religious superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Portland, Maine. Her late sister, Sister Mary Michael—whose ministries included nursing, pharmaceutical work, and pastoral care—passed away in 2007 at age 83. #SistersofMercy #Catholic #Nuns…

At one time it was not uncommon for two or more daughters from a single family to become religious sisters! The story below is condensed from an interview with Sister Mary Gemma Connelly, age 87, a retired educator who served as the first woman religious superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Portland, Maine. Her late sister, Sister Mary Michael—whose ministries included nursing, pharmaceutical work, and pastoral care—passed away in 2007 at age 83. #SistersofMercy #Catholic #Nuns…

When I heard the news that I was to be in attendance for the pope’s visit to Washington, D.C., I was elated. I had just been received into the Mercy community as a novice when I received the phone call from my incorporation minister, Sister Jill Weber. What great news this was to share with my local community. #SistersofMercy #PopeFrancis #Catholic #CatholicChurch

When I heard the news that I was to be in attendance for the pope’s visit to Washington, D.C., I was elated. I had just been received into the Mercy community as a novice when I received the phone call from my incorporation minister, Sister Jill Weber. What great news this was to share with my local community. #SistersofMercy #PopeFrancis #Catholic #CatholicChurch

What a great experience to see and hear Pope Francis live! All of us were touched by his presence…

What a great experience to see and hear Pope Francis live! All of us were touched by his presence…

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Pope Francis’s Ecology Encyclical – What Can We Expect?

Evidently, Sisters skateboard too!  (The Community of St. John)

Evidently, Sisters skateboard, too! (The Community of St. John) The skateboarding Nun

The Venerable Mother Catherine Elizabeth McAuley (29 September 1778 – 11 November 1841) was an Irish nun, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. The Order has always been associated with teaching, especially in Ireland, where the nuns taught Catholics (and at times Protestants) at a time when education was mainly reserved for members of the established Church of Ireland.

Catherine McAuley - The Venerable Mother Catherine Elizabeth McAuley was an Irish nun, who founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831

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Catherine McAuley foundress of the Sisters of Mercy

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