As Gwynedd Girls, we have learned that mercy serves as a foundation of all relationships among the members of the Gwynedd community. What we realized today, however, is that this mercy connection extends far beyond just Gwynedd Valley. We had the opportunity to meet students from Mercy Beyond Borders, a Mercy High School based in Gros Morne, Haiti. Immediately upon meeting them, we felt drawn to one another in a way that is truly indescribable. Although we didn't speak the same language, we were able to bond and enjoy one another's company. As we danced, laughed, and sang, it was as if no language barrier existed. Mercy brought us together, more than any language ever could. As Sister Dale of Mercy Focus on Haiti later noted, we have Catherine McCauley to thank for this worldwide mercy connection.
- Elizabeth Hasson and Elyse Landry