Remembrance Day at OLMC

Staff and students reflect on Catherine's anniversary

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L-r: Marie Wood – Principal (Acting), Ellen Lonergan – Mercy 6 Coordinator, Gabrielle Scanlon – Director of Mission, Sister Mary Louise Petro - Congregational Leader, Lucie Farrugia - Newly appointed College Principal (from 2021)

On 11 November 2019, the College unveiled and blessed the beautiful Catherine McAuley Sculpture, “Come, sit awhile” by sculptor Gael O’Leary. On 11 November 2020, the OLMC community remembered Catherine McAuley’s life on the anniversary of her death in 11.11.1841 with an intimate gathering around the new Sculpture. Here staff and students participated in a meaningful prayer service, reflecting on the strong and enduring legacy Catherine McAuley has left behind.

This service was followed by a Morning Tea where staff were joined by Sr Mary-Louise Petro, Congregational Leader and members of the Congregation of the Parramatta Sisters of Mercy to celebrate, together, the legacy of this remarkable Mercy woman. The newly appointed College Principal, Ms Lucie Farrugia, joined the community for both the prayer service and the Morning Tea.

“Because of Catherine McAuley we are all here - proud members of a strong and thriving Mercy community.” – Marie Wood, OLMC Parramatta Principal (Acting)


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