Blessings and Goodbye to Sister Mary Daly after 31 Years at Mercy by the Sea

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Dear Friends,

These words from Adrienne Rich, "The moment of change is the only poem” strike me as apt for the unfolding of things as we will bid farewell to Sister Mary Daly. She is moving to St. Mary Home in West Hartford after 31 years at Mercy by the Sea. 

Sister Mary, spiritual guide, artist, mentor, presenter, wise woman to countless people, leaves an enduring legacy. One cannot walk the land or though the Center without noticing her presence. She is in the white rose that hangs in the chapel, in the Mary C. Daly Art Gallery and her paintings adorn the walls throughout the building.

However, I would venture that she is most especially present in the on-going seeking of the Divine in the hundreds who have been spiritually formed and accompanied by Mary through these 31 years. What gift and what grace Mercy by the Sea has been privileged with through Mary! We are so grateful for all she has been and wish her God’s abundant blessings as the poem of her life now continues to be written in a new place.  

In Mercy,


Sr. Anne Curtis, RSM
Executive Director

Read Sr. Mary Daly's farewell to the friends of Mercy by the Sea