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Sydney gathering celebrates Catherine McAuley

Sisters of Mercy from various congregations, along with associates, co-workers, friends and parishioners, gathered at Our Lady of Fatima Church Caringbah (NSW) to celebrate the anniversary of Catherine McAuley’s death on November 11. Sister Bernadette Franks RSM (Wilcannia-Forbes) reports on the occasion.

Photo: Sisters Bernadette Franks and Nerida Tinkler with Mrs Margery Jackman (right).

As the Mercy international world celebrated the anniversary of death of Venerable Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, on November 11, the mercy world was linked in so many corners of the globe.

A group of Sisters of Mercy, associates, co-workers and friends and parishioners gathered at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Caringbah (Syndey), to celebrate the anniversary of Catherine McAuley’s death.

Monsignor Kerry Bayada was the celebrant and Mrs Margery Jackman, Principal of Our Lady of Mercy High School, Westmead, was the homilist.

Margery’s reflections on the readings and her gifted application to Catherine, were truly inspiring. An extraordinary homily! DOWNLOAD MARGERY JACKMAN’S REFLECTION HERE.

There were Mercies from Rockhampton, Ballarat, Grafton, Parramatta  as well as Wilcannia-Forbes.

The sacred space was complete with a picture of Catherine, the book Where In The World Are My Sisters?, and a cup and saucer which is the symbol of the associates.

Following the celebration of the Eucharist, people gathered for supper and very spirited conversation.

From: Sister Bernadette Franks RSM (Wilcannia-Forbes)