The Mercy cross is a cross within a cross originally designed by
Catherine McCauley, the Mercy foundress. Originally it had a dark
background with a white cross in the middle. Catherine chose the
cross to be the symbol of the Sisters of Mercy because of her deep
love for the crucified Jesus.
This beautiful cross here before us is a reminder of our links with
the Mercy community and their dedication to the work of Jesus in
the world today.
The job of creating this wonderful cross was entrusted to
the creative hands of Lou Pendergrast-Mathieson.
Lou is an Auckland born glass artist who lives in