November 11, 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.
Sweet Mercy! – soothing, patient, kind ......
Each year Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, offers an invitational retreat for men and women who are marginalized and/or economically poor from shelters and social service agencies.
Anila Isaac rsm is a Sister of Mercy for whom religious life began in her home country of Pakistan and is presently lived out here in Australia. She shares her story with us.
the Charity women@thewell were proud to receive an Award of £10,000 from The Centre for Social Justice( CSJ) awards on 23rd October 2014 as their work for marginalised women was recognised and celebrated
On the 30th August 2014, former students of Tsogo Mercy High School, gathered for a reunion. At the event, they raised funds to support the works of the Sisters of Mercy.
During the October long weekend, a school reunion was held to celebrate 50 years since the opening of St Columba’s High School in Mitchell in 1964. The weekend commenced with a Mass at St Columba’s Church at 11am concelebrated by Fr Jamie Collins and Fr Peter Doohan. It was a wonderful thanksgiving Mass with a large crowd present.
Following Mass it was off to St Patrick’s School where the School held a fete and there was a room set up of old school photos and memorabilia. A large crowd attended and it proved to be a very nostalgic visit for those attending with former classmates catching up and reminiscing of their school days and youth. On Saturday evening over 250 people gathered at the showgrounds pavilion for a night of entertainment and joy for a Mitchell Reunion. Many people travelled from far and wide to the Reunion and it was a demonstration of the great affection for the place Mitchell holds in people’s hearts.
Irish sisters join in Aotearoa ritual
From the earliest days of the Sisters of Mercy, Nursing has been a core ministry of the Sisters, and a means by which Sisters could bring the compassionate love of God, to those in need of healing.
A new book telling the stories of sixty Irish women who came to join the Sisters of Mercy in Newfoundland was released today in St. John's. Over fourty sisters joined the author, Charlotte Fitzpatrick, rsm to celebrate.