mary-trainer1Mary Trainer, RSM

Mary Trainer, RSM, Ph.D., entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1958, spending her early years in the ministry of elementary and secondary education. In 1972 she became a member of the Renewal Team of the Sisters of Mercy, which focused on reclaiming the order’s roots in the Gospel and the charism of Foundress Catherine McAuley, while adapting life and ministry to Vatican II’s call to engage the modern world. In 1981 Mary received a doctorate in Social Psychology from Boston University and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Shalem Institute for Spiritual Guidance. From 1989 until 1994 she coordinated the process that gathered the Presidents of the Mercy Institutes worldwide to discern and ultimately sponsor the transformation of the original House of Mercy, Baggot Street, into Mercy International Centre. She ministered for five years in the Sponsorship Office of Eastern Mercy Health System and Catholic Health East with responsibility for Mission and Values, and Leadership Development. In 2013, Mary resigned from the position of Director of Cranaleith Spiritual Center, which she founded and where she served for 15 years. She now serves on Cranaleith’s Board of Directors and maintains her ministry in spiritual direction and retreats focused particularly on the charism of mercy.

Cathy Maguire, RSM
Program Director
Cathy brings rich experience to her role, having served as Executive Director of Siloam, a Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness Center for the HIV/AIDS community. Cathy is trained in the area of pastoral ministry and spirituality and, in the past, has worked in vocation ministry and in prison ministry. For many years she has been involved in the HIV/AIDS community in the areas of retreat work, counseling, and spiritual direction.

Cindy Bratton
Accounting Manager

Tom Flanagan
Property Manager

Lisa Hnat
Administrative Assistant

Cathy Maguire, RSM
Program Director

Meg O’Brien
Database Administrator

Leslie Porreca, RSM, LCSW
Kitchen Manager/Therapist/Garden Coordinator

Mary-Anne Smith Harris
Marketing Director

Katherine T. Ulinski
Support Services Director