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Catherine McAuley’s Comfortable Cup of Tea

Blog Published: November 29, 2006

I recently received an email from a student doing a paper on Catherine McAuley. She asked if Catherine had any symbols associated with her. Not knowing off the top of my head, I headed to web sites of the Sisters of Mercy (whom Catherine founded in 1831). To my great delight, I discovered that one of the symbols associated with Catherine is “a comfortable cup of tea.”

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Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Trip Date: April 22, 2015

Catch all the action from our trip to Silver Spring, Maryland—travel journal, photos, podcast, and more—here on the Motherhouse Road Trip travel page!

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Finding the “New” in the “Already”

Blog Published: December 31, 2012

With the new year on our doorsteps (and already here for our friends in places like Australia), we’ve been reflecting on the usual stuff — taking stock of the last 12 months and envisioning our hopes for 2013.