Mercy and Presentation Sisters Chair in Religious Education and Catechesis
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Welcome to the Mercy and Presentation Sisters Chair in Religious Education and Catechesis.

Historically, religious women and men have consistently led the way in the development of Catholic Christian education in Canada. Indeed, religious education, catechesis and formation in faith have been a central focus for many religious institutions across the country. From grade school to graduate school, efforts for excellence in education and research in education and faith development echo the call of the Church for a lively and renewed faith.

Mercy and Presentation Sisters ChairThe educational charisms of the Newfoundland Sisters of Mercy and Sisters of the Presentation echo this lifelong commitment to learning for the deepening of understanding in faith and the critical dialogue with modern culture. So in 2007 The Mercy and Presentation Sisters Chair in Religious Education and Catechesis Chair was established by the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, both of Newfoundland and Labrador. They wanted to affirm and assure that the good work in religious education and catechesis would not only continue but flourish at Saint Paul University. From their shared vision of the power of education in faith to support the transformation and fullness of life for all people, the Sisters joined together to fund this endowed research chair. Prof. Miriam K Martin, pbvm was appointed the first holder of the chair in May 2007.