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Mercy graduate enters religious life

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

ARCHDIOCESE — Renee Kettering, a graduate of Mother of Mercy High School, was welcomed as a candidate into the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community during a ceremony Aug. 15 in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Kettering first met the Sisters as a student at Mercy High School, where she was a volunteer at Mercy Connections (now Mercy Neighborhood Ministries). It was also in high school that she met Mercy Sister Judy Eby, who gave the reflection during her entrance ceremony.

“Today Renee has come in faith to knock at our door,” Sister Judy said. “We have opened that door in order to formally welcome her among us . . . in Detroit, in the broader West Midwest and across the Institute.”

“My journey with the Sisters of Mercy has been an ongoing calling to move deeper in relationship with God and in service with others,” Kettering said.

After graduating from Mercy High School, Kettering attended Thomas More College, earning a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. She also worked at Thomas More for several years as a computer systems analyst and database administrator.

In 2007 Kettering moved to Detroit to serve in the Mercy Volunteer Corps, through which she served at Mercy Education Project, teaching GED mathematics and coordinating the after school girls program. She currently works at Wayne State University’s College of Nursing as a computer applications specialist.

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