Join Your Mercy Family for a Spiritual Enrichment Program
All parents (past and current,) alums, and faculty/staff of our Mercy school communities are invited to participate in an engaging six-week, guided prayer experience designed for small groups and modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
The program is designed to:
• Foster spiritual renewal in the Catholic Tradition
• Empower individuals to encounter God in everyday life
• Deepen and share faith
• Connect faith and action
Meetings will be held weekly from 6:30-8:00PM, six consecutive weeks in Lent, beginning March 4.
A $20 Program Fee includes participant book and refreshments.
Availability is limited. Registration is required by Friday, February 22, 2019.
Questions? You many contact Sr. Honora Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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Meet Our Facilitators
- Sr. Honora Nicholson, RSM
- Sr. Bernadette Duross, RSM
- Barbara Colantuono Harrison '82, P'14, '16
- Sr. Barbara MacWilliams, RSM
- Sr. Gail Osborne, RSM
- Linda Chiodo Reeves, M.Ed. '76, P'11
- Sr. Anna Saltzman, RSM
- Liz Sher
- Sr. Marianna Walsh, 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 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.
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.
Sister Barbara MacWilliams, RSM is a Sister of Mercy who currently works at Waldron Mercy Academy.
She has taught in schools throughout the Philadelphia region as well as the Allentown and Raleigh dioceses. Sister has participated in numerous Middle School Evaluations and has experience in working with and facilitating various groups as Principal and as Chair of Middle States teams.
Linda Chiodo Reeves, M.Ed. '76, P'11, is a Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School alumna and past parent, teacher at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary, and is a Mercy Associate. She is involved in her parish service commissions and pastoral council. Linda has been a facilitator for several Catholic faith sharing retreats.
Sister Marianna Walsh, RSM is a Sister of Mercy who has spent many years in Secondary Education.
Sister has ministered at Mercy Career and Technical School for the past nineteen years, where she currently serves. She also spent three years at Merion Mercy Academy High School, while also working as a Co-Director of Secondary Education. Sister Marianna taught at GMAHS for three years and has much experience in facilitating groups.