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Gelin visits United Nations for advocacy project

Shenice Gelin

Shenice Gelin '23, a psychology major with a minor in religious and theological studies, recently participated in a United Nations advocacy project with the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. While there, she was able to network with students from other mercy universities, hear more about the social and environmental justice work that the Sisters of Mercy are doing around the world, undertake mercy advocacy training in workshops and small groups, and tour and attend events at the UN.

Romero highlighted in Rhode Island Catholic

Miguel Romero

After Pope Francis invoked a global synod to broaden participation in the Catholic church, dioceses around the world were tasked with assembling committees to offer suggestions and advice. Dr. Miguel Romero, assistant professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies, has joined the Diocese of Providence committee, whose feedback will culminate with the meeting of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican in 2023.

Hartmann finds supportive community at Salve Regina

Bobby Hartmann

Bobby Hartmann '20 wouldn't be who he is today if it weren't for his time at Salve Regina. The challenges that he faced early in his college career led him to a supportive and faith-filled community, and the University's mercy mission taught him to forgive others, get to know people for who they are and continue to seek the truth. He now attends graduate school at Franciscan University in Ohio, where he is studying theology and ministry.

Romero presents keynotes on disability at Catholic University symposium

Miguel Romero

Dr. Miguel Romero, assistant professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies, presented two keynote lectures probing a deeper understanding of "disability" and its relation to Christian teachings about human dignity during a Catholic University of America symposium sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Conferences of Bishops and the National Catholic Partnership on Disability.

Morisi receives Mercy International's emerging leaders fellowship

Julia Morisi

Julia Morisi '17 was one of 10 women worldwide to receive the Mercy International Association's inaugural emerging leaders fellowship. The program provides opportunities to establish strong links and networking across the mercy world through international encounters, webinars and modules, mentorship and other activities. In addition to the United States, fellows hail from Australia, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and Peru.