Residents celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week at Mercy Circle


Lansing’s Nickey Holloway, CNA, shares in the fun

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CHICAGO, Ill. (March 20, 2021) – The Religious Sisters of Mercy celebrated National Catholic Sisters Week at Mercy Circle, the only faith-based senior living community on Chicago’s southwest side. A week filled with activities included Mercy Circle staff members each day wearing a sticker with a different question to spark conversations with residents. Mercy Circle residents are members of religious orders, including the Sisters of Mercy, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Order of St. Francis.

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Lansing resident and Mercy Circle CNA Nickey Holloway (left) shares a laugh with Sister Margaret Brennan during National Catholic Sisters Week. (Photo: Marc Monaghan)

The sisters who live at Mercy Circle also wrote about an important time in their ministries and posted those stories with a photo—recent or from long ago—on a bulletin board. The completed bulletin board became a remarkable compilation of a lifetime of contributions.

Other festivities included an ice cream social for all Mercy Circle residents and employees; a pizza party hosted by the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest, the sponsor of the Mercy Circle; donuts delivered to every resident’s apartment; and a movie night with fresh popped popcorn.

“We are grateful that so many sisters live at Mercy Circle. They have contributed so much to the well-being and education of thousands of children, patients, and those in need. Today, they continue their vocations of service with us,” says Frances Lachowicz, executive director.

About Mercy Circle

Mercy Circle is ranked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as a 5-star community. The not-for-profit continuing care retirement community has a no-entrance-fee policy and welcomes individuals and couples from all walks of life. Mercy Circle is located at 3659 West 99th Street, Chicago, Illinois. More information is available at: