Sr Mary Mercer rsj
St Ignatius Church in Norwood, Adelaide, was filled to capacity with people of all ages for the requiem Mass for Sr Mary Mercer on Tuesday 4 th October. Members of ACRATH SA were among this gathering of people whose lives Mary had touched and who were deeply saddened by her passing. Mary had been a member of ACRATH SA since 2011 and was Regional Coordinator during 2014-2015.
Mary had been a leader in Catholic Education in South Australia and later in life was committed to the ministry of hospital chaplaincy. Deeply appreciated attributes of this beautiful woman, faith, graciousness- even under adversity, humility, integrity, loyalty and generosity were acknowledged in the eulogy.
Archbishop Wilson speaking at the conclusion of the Mass said that Mary was an exemplar of the Josephite charism, a true follower of St Mary MacKillop and that in losing her something precious had been lost. ACRATH sends condolences to the Sisters of St Joseph and to Mary’s family.