Mercy Montessori students, faculty and parents enjoyed an all-school celebration honoring the opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland on September 24, 1827 by Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. The program involved a reenactment of the life of Catherine McAuley, written and performed by junior high students, as well as a sing-a-long. Colorful peace mobiles, designed by each classroom during art classes and created for the assembly, are currently on display throughout the school. A food drive was also held to support the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Food Pantry.
The assembly and food collection were organized by the school’s 7th and 8th grade children, along with Sr. Aloyse Gerharstein RSM of East Walnut Hills. “Sister Aloyse has been involved with the school since its earliest days in 1969 and her creativity and enthusiasm are a true blessing to our students and everyone involved with Mercy Montessori. She exemplifies the charism of the Sisters of Mercy,” remarks assistant principal Kevin Vance of Mt. Lookout. Mercy Day is celebrated locally and globally by the Sisters of Mercy and Sisters of Mercy sponsored institutions.
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