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Join Your Mercy Family for a Spiritual Enrichment Program

Meeting Christ in Prayer
Weekly from 6:30-8:00 PM for eight weeks

All parents (past and current,) alums, and faculty/staff of our Mercy school communities are invited to participate in an engaging eight-week, guided prayer experience designed for small groups and modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

The program is designed to provide:
• Various ways of praying
• Guidance to form regular habits of prayer
• An opportunity to meet Christ anew
• Support in the Christian life in a new, uplifting way.


Meetings will be held weekly from 6:30-8:00PM, eight consecutive weeks in Lent, beginning January 29.

A $20 Program Fee includes participant book and refreshments.

Availability is limited. Registration is required by Monday, January 15, 2018.

Questions?  You many contact Sr. Honora Nicholson at with any questions.

Choose your Mercy Retreat "home" location:

Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19006
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
1345 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437


Meet Our Facilitators

Sr. Honora Nicholson, RSM

Sr. Honora Nicholson, RSM is a trained spiritual director and retreat director who ministered at Merion Mercy Academy as the School Minister and theology teacher from 1976-1983. Sister also served as the Campus Minister and adjunct professor of theology at Gwynedd Mercy University from 1983-1989 and was elected to the Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy from 2000-2016.

Sr. Bernadette Duross, RSM

Sr. Bernadette Duross, RSM

Sr. Bernadette Duross, RSM serves as the Director of Mission integration at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School and is a member of the President’s leadership team at Gwynedd. She is also a retreat director and spiritual director with experience in facilitating adult faith formation.


Peg Flynn

Peg Flynn, a graduate of St. Joe’s University and a member of St. Colman Church in Ardmore, has worn a variety of hats over the years at Waldron Mercy Academy beginning in 1987 as a sixth grade teacher. In 1994 she and Sister Kathleen Anne McKee opened the school’s first Alumni and Development Office in which she has assumed many roles. Peg is currently the Director of Alumni Relations and Stewardship at WMA.

Barbara Colantuono Harrison '82, P'14, '16

Barbara Colantuono Harrison ’82, P’14, ’16 is an alumna of Merion Mercy Academy, the mother of two daughters who graduated from MMA, and a son who is a current sophomore at St. Joseph's Prep.  She was the Director of Student Activities and theology teacher from 1988-93, and is currently the Director of Summer Programs and Alumnae Relations Coordinator at the school. 

Sr. Gail Osborn, RSM

Sr. Gail Osborn, RSM is a Sister of Mercy who has ministered as teacher, principal, and director of religious education in elementary education. Sister Gail now oversees "Mercy on the Move" a mission based program for students at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary.

Sr. Anna Saltzman, RSM

Sr. Anna Saltzman, RSM is currently in her 7th year as Director of Campus Ministry at Merion Mercy Academy.  Sister has years of training and experience as a Spiritual Director.  


Liz Sher

Liz Sher has served as Director of Religious Education at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary for the past twelve years and is eager to participate in the Meeting Christ in Prayer program.