Founders Fortnight

Founders Fortnight is a two-week celebration — both serious and whimsical — honoring our Founders and highlighting the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Women, Earth, Immigration, Racism, and Violence.


September 19
12:30 pm Opening Ritual at the waterfall

September 20
Carlow Day
10:00 am Opening liturgy of the academic year
Procession from the Green
12:30 pm Academic convocation

September 21
12:30 pm What Ireland Taught Us and How We Will Respond - McDarby and Carlow Mercy Leaders pilgrimages, UC second floor

September 22
Jubilee Speakers Series
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sister Patricia Talone, Mercy and Bio-Medical Ethics, Kresge Center

September 23
Mercy Service Day

September 26
Day of Giving
3:00 pm Reception for members of the McDarby Institute

September 27


Speed deserting with the Sisters

September 28
Constitutions Day – Voter Registration
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sister Patsy’s sale - goods made by the sisters, UC second floor
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Faithful Citizenship, Kresge Center
Panel discussion on the election from the perspective of the Sacredness of Creation
Co-sponsored by Duquesne and LaRoche Campus Ministry

September 29
Carlow Tweets Pope Francis
Catherine McAuley’s birthday
Ice cream truck on campus
4:30 – 6:00 pm Evening students’ reception, AJP