A Cup of Tea day with the Sisters of Mercy for St. Mary's Menston

On Friday 12 November 2016, Year Seven pupils, Oliver Barnes, Iggy Burrows and Rory Southern visited the institute of Our Lady of Mercy, Cemetery Road Yeadon.

As well as having tea, lemonade and scones, the boys learnt about the work of Catherine McAuley who was the founder of the Sisters of Mercy.  Sister Barbara spoke about the Year of Mercy coming to a close and reflected upon the 8 corporal works of Mercy which form the basis of their work, including the most recent addition from Pope Francis, “to care for our common home.”  

“God Knows that I would rather be cold and hungry...than the poor should be deprived of any consolation in our power to afford them.”
— Letter from Catherine McAuley to Teresa White, 1 November 1838.

“I liked the windows in the chapel because they had the works of Mercy on them.”
— Oliver Barnes

“I liked the statues of Mary and St Bernadette in the gardens.”
— Iggy Burrows

“I liked how nice and welcoming the sisters were,We enjoyed visiting the sisters and seeing where they live and work. Thank you very much.”
— Rory Southern