SCN disaster relief team responds

SCN disaster relief team responds

At least thirteen people have died and dozens more injured as severe storms have brought flooding and tornadoes to Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas recently. The SCN Disaster Relief team traveled on Monday, May 8 to Durant, Mississippi, the community served...
Sister Paula’s Birthday

Sister Paula’s Birthday

This is a eulogy that nephew, David Merrill, delivered at the Memorial Mass for Sister Paula Merrill on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Saint Patrick Church in Stoneham, Massachusetts. “Today is Paula’s birthday. “Thank you all for coming to celebrate...
Paula Merrill, SCN – A Reflection

Paula Merrill, SCN – A Reflection

By Adeline Fehribach, SCN Phil 3:7-11 Mt 25:31-40 Our Sister, Paula Merrill, knew Christ very well; She sat at his feet every time she sat on her stool in the clinic listening to one of her patients sitting on the examination table. She listened not only to where it...
Moving forward

Moving forward

Moving forward We two Congregations, ask that we move forward together at this time in a prayerful and healing manner, focusing on the lives of Sisters Paula Merrill and Margaret Held, two compassionate, faith-filled women. We want to reiterate our beliefs as women of...
Remembering Sister Paula and Sister Margaret

Remembering Sister Paula and Sister Margaret

We are so grateful for the many prayers and words of comfort and support we are receiving from around the world as we mourn the loss of Paula Merrill, SCN, and Margaret Held, SSSF. We are in shock and continue to grieve as we attempt to absorb this news. It was only...
Pray for Sisters found dead in Mississippi

Pray for Sisters found dead in Mississippi

With great sadness we announce that this afternoon, we were informed that Paula Merrill, SCN, was found dead at her home in Durant, Mississippi. Police found both her and Margaret Held, SSSF, dead this morning after being called by personnel at the medical clinic...
Mississippi Healing

Mississippi Healing

A Ministry of Compassionate Care     “Have you been feeling okay?” “How much do you have?” “Are you out?” “A bottle lasts you 12 days?” Paula Merrill, SCN, asks these questions of Evette, one of her patients at Lexington Medical Clinic in rural Mississippi....

Paula Merrill, SCN

DePorres Health Center The DePorres Health Center in Marks, Mississippi opened in 1981 under the auspices of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.  This clinic began with the approval of the Bishop of the Jackson, MS diocese.  The health care provider-physician was a...