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International Women's Day and the Global Mercy Family: Mary C Sullivan rsm

'International Women’s Day is celebrated this year on March 8. So what has that to do with the global Mercy family?  Plenty!


Promoters of this International Day focused on the progress of women say that it was first celebrated in 1911, but in a sense they are off by about 90 years.  In the 1820s, as soon as Catherine McAuley began to live in solidarity with the abandoned and demented Mrs. Harper, with exploited female domestic servants, and with poor girls who had no access to even primary education, a women’s “day” began, and has been taken to heart across the Mercy world ever since....'

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