Mercy Connections thanks the more than 400 community members who attended the annual May Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. The room was full of generous sponsors and supporters.
Each year the Board of Directors selects a person who exemplifies mercy values and the example of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. This year, the board honored Roddy O’Neil Cleary with the Catherine McAuley award for her life-long service and fostering the dignity of every person.
Bill West, Mercy Connections Board Member and long-time friend, introduced Roddy as she was recognized for the award. Roddy graciously thanked those in the room and those not able to attend. She gave special thanks to the Mercy Connections participants who are striving for greater self-sufficiency in their lives. Roddy is a former Shelburne resident now living in South Burlington.
Mercy Connections is an educational values-driven non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, entrepreneurship and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes.