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Visit our "Events" link for information on Shoe Drive to benefit Alpha Boys School and upcoming events.










After our book signing event, Sister Bernadette's health continued to decline. She succumbed to her ailments peacefully on February 9, 2014. May her beautiful soul perpetually Rest In Peace.  (Please visit "Photo Gallery" link for photos of both services and Book Signing event hosted by Alpha Florida Chapter).


“Sister Mary Bernadette Little, R.S.M., a phenomenal woman of Mercy dedicated her life to God and the education and guidance of girls in her care at Alpha Academy.  She enriched our lives and inspired us with her grace, humility and compassion for humanity.  She was a dedicated mentor who loved her students dearly and challenged us to become one’s best self ever mindful of our school’s motto:  AD VERUM ET BONUM. 

We cherish her life and her memory. She is alive in our hearts!”

For those who were unable to attend the Remembrance and Mass of Thanksgiving Services in honor of our beloved Sister Mary Bernadette Little, RSM, in Jamaica, we have DVD with both services on sale:  USA - $24.00, CANADA - $29.00 (cost includes shipping/handling).  Check to be mailed and payable to: CMAAA INC., P. O. BOX 970943, MIAMI, FL. 33197.


After I returned from Sister Bernadette’s funeral, sensing the immense void among the Sisters, I thought of starting a Prayer Chain for the community of Mercy Sisters. This recent matter with the Alpha Boys school has put more urgency to my thought. I’ve made the suggestion to the Board of the Florida Chapter and President Donna Fong and the Directors have agreed to this Prayer Chain, which I’ve termed “PAUSE FOR PRAYER”. The former Chairman, Esperanza Andrade, suggested that we also ask the other Chapters to join us, hence this email.

Do join us in Prayer for the Sisters of Mercy and the Needs of the Alpha Community. Let us send this message to all our alumnae and let’s put it into practice, not just for the Lenten Season but ongoing. Every day between 6 p.m and 7 p.m., wherever we may be, let us PAUSE FOR PRAYER, in spirit, by praying: 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and the Glory be to the Father. Our Lord said: “Where 2 or 3 are gathered in My Name, there I’ll be” – we may not be gathered physically, but we will be in collective spirit, praying for God’s tender Mercy, His Guidance and His Love for the Sisters of Mercy and our Alpha community.

I and a few of the Directors started our PAUSE FOR PRAYER last week.

I welcome your comments.

Peace and Love,



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