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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – May 15, 2014– Mercy College will host a special screening of the film “Band of Sisters” – a film that features Mercy’s Sr. Theresa Kane. The film tells the story of Catholic nuns and their work for social justice in the 1960s after Vatican II. Kane was one of the many nuns who worked for equality in the church. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rotunda, Mercy Hall

Dobbs Ferry, New York


 6:00 p.m. Reception

6:45 p.m. Special Screening “Band of Sisters”

Q&A Session Immediately Following with Sister Theresa Kane

 RSVP to by May 26th.


 Kane started out as a Sister of Mercy and quickly moved into various leadership positions in her congregation. In 1979, as head of The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), Kane publically confronted Pope John Paul II during his visit to Washington D.C. She spoke to him directly, in front of a large audience, about women’s roles in the church.    Kane specifically addressed the suffering of women who were denied equality and a voice in the church. Kane’s advocacy is prominently featured in the film. 

Kane remains a women’s rights advocate is also an associate professor in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Liberal Arts; she teaches a graduate class on health services management and a religion class. 

To learn more about the film click here.


About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s revolutionary Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program. The Mercy College PACT is the first program of its kind and now serves as a nationally recognized model for mentoring. 877-MERCY-GO.