The Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas strongly denounces the violence and disrespect exhibited on Wednesday, January 6, by insurgents who stormed the U.S. Capitol. This hateful and intentional behavior, meant to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power that is central to our democracy, is deplorable and totally disregards Gospel values and the principles of other faiths and people of good will. This deliberate assault on the soul of our nation shattered trust and common purpose while stoking suspicion, fear and division.
We must unite, actively work toward a culture that promotes peace and nonviolence, and change violent, racist and white supremacist systems and structures. We must engage in sustained dialogue to bridge differences and restore trust in all circles of public life.
Please join the Sisters of Mercy in prayers for healing, peace and unity to surround the United States and all who live here. We pledge to continue to collaborate with communities and organizations that foster nonviolence and work to promote constructive dialogue and change reflecting who we are as a nation that strives to witness to liberty and justice for all.
Thank you to all of those who have participated in this year’s SCA Christmas Toy Drive. Over 500 toys and books have been donated by administration, faculty, staff, students and our alumnae. These toys were sent to multiple organizations to distribute to their clients. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for helping us to show our Mercy spirit.
St. Catharine's is celebrating Latinx Heritage by highlighting some members of the SCA community. Watch social media for more stories through mid-October.
Today, meet two alumnae sisters. Karla L. Chiluiza '99, principal at the Global Learning Collaborative in New York City, and Kathya Chiluiza '01, a senior logistics engineer at General Mills, speak about the strong Ecuadorian women in their family who set the groundwork for coming to St. Catharine's and building careers in education and engineering respectively.