University community invited to celebrate mercy heritage
Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the mercy heritage at Salve Regina during the annual Mercy Week. The week will feature a celebration in the Miley cafeteria and a mercy heritage night.
The Mercy Day celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the Miley cafeteria. Faculty and staff are invited to a complimentary lunch, courtesy of the University. Throughout lunchtime, raffle drawings will be held. A special menu, indicative of the Irish roots of Catherine McAuley, will be served.
In addition, the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life will host its mercy heritage night, “Teas and Tales of Dublin,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the Mercy Center. Hear from four Salve Regina students who recently made a pilgrimage to Catherine McAuley’s home, now the Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland.
Mercy Day commemorates the founding of the Sisters of Mercy by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. Salve Regina also celebrates the founding of Salve Regina College in 1947, when Ochre Court was gifted to the Sisters of Mercy of Rhode Island and the institution welcomed its first class of 58 students.