At McAuley Village on Sunday, a group of juniors from St. Mary’s Academy Bay View helped our children plant a garden of flowers and vegetables. This Mercy garden will provide fresh produce for our residents and become an outdoor classroom for our little ones this summer!
But we’re not just growing vegetables—we’re growing Mercy and care for the Earth too! The Earth is just one of five critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, which together are racism, nonviolence, women, immigration, and the environment. Check out this infographic (right) which explains how the Sisters are taking on these issues!
The Village practices nonviolence by providing a haven for women and children who are experiencing violence of many forms, and we advocate for refugees and immigrants seeking safety in our nation. This garden will not only gift us with its vitamin-packed veggies but will also serve as a daily reminder of the commitment we all have to care for our common home.