The Catherine McAuley Dining Room Project is Complete!

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Dear Friends,

The Catherine McAuley Dining Room renovation is complete! We “untied” the ribbon and re-opened on March 7th. We are thrilled to welcome our guests back to this beautiful space. It has been many years in the making and only happened with the help and work of many. With deeply grateful hearts we thank the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation for their grant, the Board for their 100% support, the 114 individuals who gave to the campaign, which exceeded our goal and hopes. Thanks to Greenbrier Building and Restoration and their amazing crew. Thanks to Reba Tehan of Rebas Design for her creativity and the Beretta family who launched us with their design help. Gratitude to the Mercy by the Sea staff who adjusted and kept things running during the renovation. 

The generous and loving support of so many has created a beautiful space, a place to refresh both body and spirit. Catherine McAuley’s last request, that the Sisters be given a good cup of tea when she was gone, has become central to our understanding of Catherine’s hospitable spirit. Her gesture of care and concern for gathering together, leads us to find God in our coming together around table. This symbol of Mercy hospitality is what we honor in the Catherine McAuley dining room. This is the legacy we have – and we strive to carry into the future. Thank you for extending the good cup of Mercy tea! 

Use this link to see a short video of the before and after of the Catherine McAuley Dining Room.

Sr. Anne Curtis, RSM
Executive Director