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Senior Pinning

by Pat Burns

Last week the members of the Class of 2023 received the Mercy Pin, which is given to the
members of the senior class so that they may carry on the mission of the Sisters of Mercy and to help them understand that often in life there are sacrifices that everyone must make.

During the 13th  Century, King James of Aragon gave the Religious Order “Our Lady of Mercy” his own “Coat of Arms” as a badge to recognize the great work done by the Royal Military and by Our Lady of Mercy Religious order when releasing the slaves. Since then, Our Lady Mercy has been frequently represented with the badge shared by King James, which became universally recognized as the symbol of Mercy. In 1828 Catherine McAuley chose “Sisters of Mercy” as the name for her new Religious Community. She also chose this Shield because of its symbolism to Mercy. The gold background is a symbol of God’s mercy, the five bars signify the letters M-E-R-C-Y, and the cross is a reminder of

"Mount Mercy has positively changed my life forever. Through the inviting community, I was able to grow as a woman, as a daughter, as a friend, and as a member of society. Throughout my time here I have gained an education in both academic areas and life in general through the school's ongoing efforts to educate students on gender inequality, racial injustice, and environmental crisis'. Furthermore, Mercy has given me the space to gain confidence that 4 years ago I never would have guessed I would have. Mount Mercy has helped me take that initial step toward becoming the strong woman of color I am today. At Mercy you are more than just a student, you are whoever you wish to be."

Melina Courtney

Class of 2022

"My future, success, and the ability to be an empowered woman in society come from Mount Mercy. My school is a strong foundation for my role in life. From attending Mount Mercy, I can say with confidence, that I will graduate with the mindset that I can accomplish anything. Mercy is my home and my sanctuary to be whoever I want. Mount Mercy has been bringing forth generations of strong intellectual women into the world, and I am more than honored to be one of them. Mercy teaches girls more than academics, but also about the world around us. As a mercy community, we give back to the world because it is our home. From my four years at Mercy, I have been educated on pushing for equality and peace and the understanding that there is no limit to what I can do. I have the confidence to go out in the world and make a difference because being a Mercy girl has given me that opportunity. "

Cassidy Reid

Class of 2022

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

College Acceptances

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