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Theology class celebrates Pope with works of mercy

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Theology class celebrates Pope with works of mercy

Sian Rhodes

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For the past few weeks, you may have noticed how many seniors here have posted on social media with the hashtag #80worksofmercy. This was because Sister Kathleen Yeadon, senior theology teacher, assigned her classes a project in celebration of Pope Francis’ 80th birthday. It was also to wrap up the Year of Mercy, which ended on Nov. 30.

“We felt pretty good after,” said Harkness, “I didn’t realize the cold was coming so we had good timing with what we put in the stockings.”

She was given 400 Pope Francis prayer cards and gave each student one for the project. “You had to do something to show mercy to someone, hopefully include the prayer card and tweet it out using the hashtag #80actsofmercyforpopefrancis,” said Sister Kathleen.

Seniors Natalie Harkness, Hannah Cooke and Remy McAllister made stockings to pass out to homeless people downtown. They filled each stocking with common necessities, including hats,gloves and scarves. “We felt pretty good after,” said Harkness, “I didn’t realize the cold was coming so we had good timing with what we put in the stockings.”

 

Sister Kathleen said the project was successful, “The kids did various things and started conversation on Twitter.”

Here are a few more tweets that the seniors sent out displaying their works of mercy.