Tune in to Sisters Sharing Ministry Stories for National Catholic Sisters Week
March 05, 2018
The Sisters of Mercy will commemorate National Catholic Sisters Week (NCSW) in a series of six videos and a Facebook Live streaming chat created to mark the annual celebration of women religious. NCSW is observed every year from March 8 to 14. The week provides an opportunity for young women to learn more about religious life and discerning vocations.
Each of the six newly-created videos will feature a Sister of Mercy sharing the story of her vocation and ministry, with each video also connected to one of the Sisters’ five Critical Concerns. The critical concerns are centered around care for the earth, nonviolence, immigration, anti-racism and women, issues which the Sisters of Mercy address through prayer, education, advocacy and engagement.
In addition to these videos, Sister Patricia Donlin, RSM, will host a Facebook Live event on March 9, during which viewers will be able to ask questions about vocations and consecrated life. Sister Donlin is a theology teacher at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School in Gwynedd Valley, PA.
“The Sisters of Mercy are Gospel women,” said Sister Áine O’Connor, describing why she chose to live her vocation as a Sister of Mercy. “They’re real women who connect with the world and grapple with the suffering in our world. And they’re vitally connected to, I believe, the call – what God wants us to be about.”