News Archive : Catherine McAuley

October 1, 2012 - 9:37am
Mount Mercy University welcomed Dr. Christine Pharr on Thursday, September 27, as the keynote speaker for Mercy Day during Mercy and Mission Week activities at Mount Mercy. Pharr is the vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb.
September 27, 2012 - 9:38am
As part of Mercy and Mission week activities at Mount Mercy University, Dr. Christine Pharr, vice president for academic affairs at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb., will serve as the Mercy Day keynote speaker. Pharr's address, "My Conversion to a Catholic, Mercy College," will be held on Thursday, September 27, in Flaherty Community Room of Basile Hall at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited. Refreshments will be provided.
September 21, 2012 - 10:40am
On the eve of Mercy and Mission Week, an occasion celebrated by Mercy schools across the country, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the meaning and value of Mercy. When the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Iowa with a desire to follow in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley and to serve "wherever human needs exist," they focused their energies on seeing to the needs of the sick and the poor and providing education to improve lives. In so doing, they created three pillars of this city: Mercy Hospital, the Catherine McAuley Center and what eventually became Mount Mercy University, now celebrating 85 years of educational service to this community. What they left behind, however, created a value that cannot be measured by institutions alone.

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