November 30, 2014
The following news articles are available via the various Sisters of Mercy websites from around the world. The links associated with each article will take you to their respective websites.
The community at Eltham led a presentation of the Stations of the Cross for the Womens' Association, Christchurch Parish, Eltham.
Pray for the living and the dead: Sister Kathleen Quinn reflects on prayer’s ability to “reach beyond these walls … to the world’s poor, people who are homeless, children who are abused.” This is the seventh, and final, installment in our Lenten series on the Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Easter Glory fills the skies. Alleluia!
After many dedicated years, Marcia has retired from her ministry in pastoral care at Mater Redlands. A large gathering of staff, volunteers and friends of the Mater farewelled her at a morning tea in Kitty’s Courtyard, the attractive outside area she herself initiated and worked to create. Dr John O’Donnell, Chief Executive Officer of Mater Health Services, paid tribute to Marcia’s dedicated and energetic support of the Mercy vision and mission and the Mater Redlands community’s affection and appreciation were very evident.
Alita Sanchez Sanchez made perpetual profession of vows as a Sister of Mercy
Mary T. Malone is the former chair of the University of Waterloo’s Graduate Department of Religious Studies. She returned home to Ireland after 40 years in Canada where she taught in Toronto’s St. Augustine Seminary and in St. Jerome’s Catholic College.
Sisters' jubilees a witness to consecrated life
The Sisters of Mercy Parramatta welcomed the opportunity in August 2014, to make a written submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The full text of the written submission from the Parramatta Mercy Congregation can be accessed here.
Following this written submission, the Sisters were invited to speak to the Committee, and Sr Margaret Hinchey, a passionate social justice advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, will represent the Parramatta Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy at a session in Sydney today.
In her presentation, on behalf of the Congregation, Sr Margaret will affirm the efforts by the Committee to bring about timely and necessary reforms to the Australian Constitution, while offering suggestions and responses to a number of the Committee's recommendations concerning the process of the movement towards a referendum, its timing, and the content of proposed Constitutional changes. As we draw closer to the possibility of this Referendum on constitutional recognition, bipartisan agreement, and the full, prior, informed consent of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander Peoples to any proposed changes are imperative. The full text of Sr Margaret's presentation to the Committee can be accessed here.
Through her Lifequest Ministry, Sr Margaret works tirelessly to provide education on, and raise awareness of, injustice in both local and international contexts. Through education and consciousness-raising, the seeds for positive change are planted.To read more about Sr Margaret's Lifequest ministry, click here. To hear Sr Margaret's reflections on her life and ministry, click here.
Orar por los vivos y los muertos: Hermana Kathleen Quinn reflexiona en la capacidad de la oración para «trascender más allá de estas paredes… por los pobres del mundo, las personas sin hogar, los niños maltratados». Ésta es la séptima y última entrega de nuestra serie Cuaresmal sobre Obras Espirituales de la Misericordia.