Obituary: Mercy Sister Juanita Barto

Sister Juanita Barto, R.S.M., a Sister of Mercy of the Americas Mid-Atlantic Community for 62 years, died May 2, at the Sisters of Mercy Convent, Whitestone. She was 79.

Diocese Honors Sister-Jubilarians 2014

Religious Sisters from the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens celebrated their anniversaries of religious life at a Jubilee Mass and dinner with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

Catherine McAuley H.S. Will Close in June

Catherine McAuley H.S., a small, Catholic, girls’ high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community, will close at the end of this school year because of declining enrollment, changing demographics, rising costs, increasing deficits and the economic downswing.   Over the past several years, the administration and staff of the East Flatbush school […]

Obituary — Sister Jeanne McCarthy, R.S.M.

Sister Jeanne McCarthy, R.S.M., 86, a member of the Sisters of Mercy for 69 years, died Dec. 14 at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood. She attended St. Gerard Majella Elementary School, Hollis, and Mercy Juniorate H.S. She entered the congregation from St. Gerard Majella parish on Feb. 2, 1944. Formerly known as Sister Mary Gerard, she […]

Sister Margaret Was a Mercy Sister for 75 Years

Sister Margaret Clacherty, R.S.M., a member of the Brooklyn Sisters of Mercy for 75 years, died July 28 at Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, L.I. She was 93. Born in Dumbarton, Scotland, her family immigrated to Brooklyn when she was a child. She attended St. Agatha and Our Lady of Perpetual Help schools, both Sunset Park. After […]

Mercy Sisters’ Ministry Celebrates 150th Year (with slide show)

by Marie Elena Giossi When five boys orphaned by fire arrived on the Brooklyn doorstep of the Sisters of Mercy in 1862, the young nuns opened their door and began a 150-year tradition of service in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County. The oldest continuously sponsored work of the Brooklyn Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Home has […]