The West Hartford community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Northeast Region, recently celebrated sisters who are marking their 75th, 50th and 25th years of religious life.
In photo on left, Sisters Madeline Follachio, seated, and Elizabeth Travers were honored for 75 years at a Mass celebrated in the Archbishop Whealon Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy at St. Mary Home.
They were joined by members marking 55th, 60th, 65th and 70th year anniversaries of religious life.
In photo at right, the sisters celebrated Sisters Mary Etta Higgins, right, and Carol Duffy, left, for their 50 years of religious life, and Sister Patricia Moriarty for her 25th anniversary, at a Mass on Sept. 22 at St. Mark Parish in West Hartford. Passionist Father David Cinquegrani was the celebrant.
A meal and reception for families of the jubilarians, Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Associates and Companions followed.
Sept. 22 also was celebrated as Mercy Day, the date on which the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine McAuley, opened the House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin to house poor working women and to educate the children of Dublin, in the year 1827. (Photos submitted)