Circles of Mercy staff and volunteers announce our modified reopening of their offices and clothing thrift shop, “Catherine’s Closet,” located at 11 Washington Street in Rensselaer
Circles of Mercy has a twenty year tradition of providing services to the local Rensselaer Community, in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and of their first sister, Catherine McAuley.
Drawing upon the Gospel and the spirit of Catherine McAuley, Circles of Mercy will improve the quality of life in the community by working to end the cycle of poverty, especially among women and women with children.
Animated by the Gospel and Catherine McAuley’s passion for the poor and underprivileged, we honor the dignity of each person. We offer hospitality and provide services, compassion, hospitality, stewardship, leadership and collaboration, with a special concern for the poor and disadvantaged without regard to a person’s religious affiliation, ethnicity or sexual orientation; which is performed in an effort to instill hope and empower individuals to reach their full potential.
HOPE AND HOSPITALITY
To quote the Founding Sister of Mercy Catherine McAuley: “Recognizing and fostering the dignity of every person…” is the basis for the Circles’ Mission and Case for Support Statement. Our “Circle” of Mercy continues to grow, ever widens, is never ending and is always in need of friends…
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