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. 22 in the Miley cafeteria. A special menu, indicative of the Irish roots of Catherine McAuley, will be served. Faculty and staff will receive a complimentary lunch, courtesy of the University.
Throughout lunchtime, students can enter raffle drawings for gift certificates to local restaurants. They can also speak with representatives from the Sisters of Mercy, the Mercy Associates, Mercy Volunteer Corps, Sigma Phi Sigma (the national mercy honor society) and Mercy in Motion.
In addition, the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life will host its mercy heritage night, “Alumni in Motion: Celebrating Mercy Then and Now,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 in the Mercy Center. Young alumni from Mercy in Motion will discuss how they are experiencing and bringing mercy into their professional lives.
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.