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Mother Daughter Mass 2018 - A celebration of Mercy

On Monday May 14, OLMC held its 2018 Mother Daughter Mass in the Mother Mary Clare Dunphy Chapel.

It was a beautiful community celebration and a chance to give thanks for our mothers.

Thank you to the P&F and the Dads volunteered to prepare the Afternoon Tea.

OLMC mum Miriam Stariha shared her thoughts about being a Mercy Mum at the Mother Daughter Mass. Here are some excerpts of her wonderful speech:

"I believe that OLMC provides the learning environment that gives our girls the best of both academic excellence and emotional intelligence. I hope that my girls consider an education in the Mercy tradition for their own girls, should they be blessed with children, and thus continue the path that we consciously chose for them."

"I want my girls to make a difference, maybe not on their own, but certainly to add their support to a groundswell that will make a difference. Catherine McAuley's legacy lives on at OLMC - the College's commitment to empowering young women attests to this."

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Mercy

"Mercy …not only bestows benefits, but receives and pardons again and again…"

Catherine McAuley

Mercy is defined as empathy or love that manifests itself in action that is practical and thoughtful, warm and open, respectful and enabling.

Compassion

"Let charity then be our badge of honour…so that it may truly be said, there is in us but one heart and one soul in God."

Catherine McAuley

Compassion is a non-judgmental understanding of another’s need, which results in unselfish giving to meet that need.

Justice

"Never speak with contempt of any nation, profession, or class of people…"

Catherine McAuley

Justice is the treatment of each person with fairness in relation to the equality of all, and the maintenance of a balanced and fair relationship with self and all members of the community.

Dignity

"Now and again bestow some praise."

Catherine McAuley

Dignity is the treatment of each person with respect and the recognition of their inherent value and worth.

Excellence

"There is nothing of greater importance than the perfect discharge of our ordinary duties."

Catherine McAuley

Excellence is the state of achievement of the highest possible standards.

Hospitality

"The proof of love is deed."

Catherine McAuley

Hospitality is the creation of a welcoming, open, inclusive and respectful environment for all individuals, through word and deed.

Stewardship

"We can never say 'It is enough'."

Catherine McAuley

Stewardship is the grateful and responsible celebration of the sacred gifts God has given us to do the work he is calling us to do.

Service

"If we are humble and sincere God will finish in us the work he has begun."

Catherine McAuley

Service is the exercising and ministry of leadership in order to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities.