Sr. Mary O’Sullivan RSM (Religious order Sisters of Mercy, Ireland) served at the Center for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim since 2009. In March this year, due to health problems, she had to make a very difficult decision to end her service at the Center for Dialogue and Prayer.
During these years, Sister Mary cooperated with group leaders, professors, lecturers, educators mainly from English-speaking universities, colleges, high schools and local communities. She helped in the preparation of study programs for participants for whom the highlight of the program was a visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. She took special care of the groups during their stay at the Center for Dialogue and Prayer.
Most of the time, Sister Mary could be found in the library, where she looked after our book collection.
She helped in the preparation of conferences, retreats, holy masses and meditations in which she also participated. She has always been interested in the subject of the relationship of Christian-Jewish and interfaith dialogue by participating in many international conferences.
In 2015, she was awarded by the Polish Council of Christians and Jews with the title “Person of Reconciliation”.
In 2017, we celebrated Sister Mary’s 70th birthday. Today, once again, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything and sing “Happy Birthday”!
Sister Mary will always be a member of the Center for Dialogue and Prayer family. With good humor and a radiant smile, she greeted each of the center’s employees and visitors to our house.
Mary, we wish you good health and an abundance of God’s blessings!