For the past 10 years, the OLMC Parramatta Alumnae has given an award to an ex-student who, in the years since she left the College, has made a difference, through her influence or service, to those whose lives she has touched.
Catherine McAuley wrote “… no act of charity can be more productive or good to society, or more conducive to the happiness of the poor and needy, than the careful instruction of women… since whatever be the station they are destined to fill, their example and advice will always possess influence…”.
As beneficiaries of a Mercy education at Parramatta, we have all been empowered to be compassionate, to lead with courage and act justly, and most importantly to make a difference in whatever sphere of life we have chosen.
The women who have received the Alumnae Award have all led very different lives, and their contributions to the lives of others have been demonstrated in many different ways – in their homes, local communities and on the national or international stage.
Do you know anyone who may be worthy of this Award? Click here for further instructions on how to nominate someone for the 2020 Catherine McAuley Award, that will be announced in 2021.