SISTERS OF MERCY INITIATES LET’S BRING MERCY TO THE WORLD CAMPAIGN

SISTERS OF MERCY INITIATES LET’S BRING MERCY TO THE WORLD CAMPAIGN



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SILVER SPRING, MD–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – U.S. NEWSWIRE)–February 4, 2003–

How do you bring Mercy to the world?

According to the Sisters of Mercy, we can all live out the universal qualities of Mercy – compassionate service, joyful community living, and prayer coupled with action – through such activities as building, dancing, and growing. And they’re promoting that message in a year-long campaign, “Let’s Bring Mercy to the World.” The models used in the photographs, which help to dispel stereotypes of vowed religious life, are Sisters of Mercy who have engaged in the activities shown, such as building a house, dancing by the sea, and working the soil.

The campaign is being rolled out in three phases throughout the year. The first phase begins on January 31, 2003 with the message “Let’s Build and Bring Mercy to the World.”

“As we continue to pray for world peace as as we think about some of the ‘ways of the world,’ isn’t it wonderful to spread the message of mercy?,” says Sister Marie Chin, president of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. “Together, we can build and bring mercy to the world!”

For more information, or to receive a free Let’s Build bookmark with practical ideas for bringing Mercy to the world, the public is invited to call toll-free 1-877-506-3729 (877-50-MERCY) or visit http://www.bringmercy.org. The Let’s Dance bookmark with new ideas will be released on May 31 and the Let’s Grow bookmark will be available beginning September 30, 2003. The bookmarks are available in both English and Spanish.

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are an international community of Roman Catholic women vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness, and ignorance.

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CONTACT:

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Patricia Sheehy

(860) 529-2996

Fax: (860) 257-4642

SISTERS OF MERCY INITIATES LET’S BRING MERCY TO THE WORLD CAMPAIGN