“Make sure they have
a comfortable cup of tea before I go.”
– Catherine McAuley
Erica ’17, creator of this year’s Mercy & Me jewelry’s cast pendants, says she drew inspiration for the teacup and teapot from the Sisters of Mercy. As Catherine McAuley alluded from her deathbed, the soothing quality of tea often provides serenity during times of distress. Sharing tea together builds community; hence, the teacup has become known as a symbol of Mercy hospitality.
This year’s Mercy & Me jewelry highlights both the teacup and teapot in two hand-cast bronze pendants created as a project in the art class at MSM.
Erica says, “I hope they embody Mount for [those that wear the jewelry]. I want them to be a conversation starter, for people to wear them and be proud. Tea is important to the Sisters of Mercy, and hospitality is a Mercy value that I feel is most embodied at the school today.”
The teacup and teapot jewelry are perfect for any tea or coffee fanatic. The bronze cast pendants decorate a charm bracelet and a rosary bead necklace. The pair can be worn separately, used as companion pieces or given as a special gift to someone close at heart.
During the month of February, there will be a special offer on Mercy & Me teacup and teapot bronze jewelry and pendants! Receive TWO FOR $50 – the Teacup bracelet and Teapot necklace (regularly $70) – or pendants only for $30. Supplies are limited. All Mercy & Me jewelry sales benefit the Mount St. Mary annual giving campaign.