Mercy comes in many forms

Last week, in honor of Mercy Week, we asked readers to send us reflections on what Mercy means to them. We were supporting the efforts of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, one of the founders of the University whose values color everything Detroit Mercy does. It is part of a …

What does Mercy mean to you?

Sunday, Sept. 24, is Mercy Day, a celebration of the day in 1827 when Catherine McAuley opened her first House of Mercy, offering aid to those in need. The house remains a symbol of her legacy of mercy, 190 years later.  McAuley was a Catholic laywoman of great means and …

Get to know: Richard ’73 and Penny ’66 Persiani, making a world of difference

How they met Richard and Penny Persiani met the way a couple might meet in a romantic comedy. The two did not know each other, but each were teaching part-time at Detroit Mercy Dental when they got into an elevator together. The elevator stopped between floors and maintenance had to …

Jesuit alumni gathering inspires

University of Detroit Mercy was well-represented at the World Union of Jesuit Alumni Congress held last week at John Carroll University in Cleveland. Two attendees shared their thoughts on the event after it ended. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J., Detroit Mercy professor of management, planned the program for alumni interested in business and filled it …