March 22, 2015
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.
Jistina, Crystal and Rosmery are three entrepreneurial women being empowered through the Sisters of Mercy’s community investing programs. We’re celebrating their accomplishments in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8.
A blurb from Pope Francis on the book jacket of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Mercy: The Essence of the Christian Gospel, says ‘This book has done me so much good. Kasper is the Pope’s theologian and mentor....
In her newsletter of 26 February 2015, Congregational Leader Sister Catherine Reuter urged Sisters to respond to the invitation of the Care for Creation group to make a voluntary donation to an environmental fund, as one small way to offset the emission of CO2 into the atmosphere by planes and cars.
“Pray for your portion of Easter Grace before the extra Treasury is closed.
A day was held in St Chad's Cathedral for all consecrated religious in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
Sisters' jubilees a witness to consecrated life
Our congratulations go to Anne Gallagher rsm for her award received in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List – the Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
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.
The former convent in Marystown has been transformed into house for women and children.
At the age of 10, Sister Maria Goretti wrote an essay about what—and where—she wanted to be when she grew up: a Sister of Mercy serving people in North Carolina. Happily the doors God opened for her, led her to her heart’s desire.