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Office of Mercy Heritage

Through the Office of Mercy Heritage, the roots of the University are honored in the creation of a Mercy/Catholic ambiance, through programming and through mission-related events. One such event is Founders Fortnight, a two-week celebration — both serious and whimsical — honoring our Founders and highlighting the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Women, Earth, Immigration, Racism, and Violence. Another is "Good Cup of Tea Day" when, in the Mercy tradition, we gather over tea and scones to learn about the international work of the Sisters of Mercy.

The Office of Mercy Heritage is one of the three offices within the Center for Mercy Heritage and Service .

The Office Of Mercy Heritage sponsors two signature programs

The McDarby Institute

The McDarby Institute offers a yearlong opportunity for faculty and staff to meet on a monthly basis to discuss the richness and responsibilities of being a Mercy/Catholic institution. Participants engage in discussion of our identity and its implications for their work at the University. McDarby graduates meet on a regular basis to continue discussing materials related to our Mercy heritage.

Carlow Mercy Leaders

Carlow Mercy Leaders is an organization which welcomes students into a deeper relationship with our heritage. Members of the group meet monthly to learn our Mercy story, plan service projects, and carries out the service projects. Spring and fall retreats are also part of the annual program.