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Sisters of Mercy meet First Lady

Guyana’s First Lady Sandra Granger (second from left) with (from left) Sr Patricia McDermott, Sr Julie Matthews and Sr Eileen Campbell. Photo courtesy Catholic Standard


First Lady Sandra Granger presented a number of tokens to Sr Julie Matthews, President, Sisters of Mercy (Guyana) and representatives of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Srs Patricia McDermott and Eileen Campbell following a January 3 meeting at State House.

The Sisters of Mercy paid a courtesy call on the First Lady, who has collaborated closely with the Sisters of Mercy of Guyana, particularly on programmes that impact the welfare of women, children and senior citizens.

Catholic Standard, the diocese’s weekly, reported that Sr Julie had requested the meeting to introduce Srs Patricia and Eileen, who were visiting Guyana.

Sr Julie noted that First Lady Granger has thrown her support behind the Sisters of Mercy on a number of programmes, including the operation of a safehouse for survivors of sex trafficking and the opening of the St Joseph Mercy Hospital’s Resident Care facility for senior citizens.

Sr Patricia said she was pleased to meet with the First Lady, adding “We had a wonderful meeting. We talked about education and the wonderful efforts that [the] First Lady is making in helping especially young women, and she was telling us [about] some of the programmes around robotics and some of the efforts [that] she’s trying to collaborate with some of your schools, some of your agencies, and to provide resources to bring energy and motivation for young people.”