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.
We pause today to remember and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their countries, in all wars and times of conflict:
Continuing with the second article in the series on Cardinal Kasper’s book, Mercy, we will be asking this month: ‘does God suffer?’ Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s proclamatory statement - Only a suffering God can help - .......
People around the world celebrate Earth Day with rituals, park clean-ups, tree plantings and a host of other activities. But what if we made this day one for making a long-term commitment to care for creation?
The Royal Commission’s public hearing into St Joseph’s Orphanage Neerkol has concluded.
A wonderful weekend was experienced by past residents, past pupils and past teachers as they gathered in Cunnamulla, in western Queensland, 13-15 March, to celebrate 100 years of Sacred Heart School. Nine Sisters of Mercy were privileged to be attendees at the weekend, with the highlight being the Mass of Thanksgiving on the Sunday morning.
Imaging Mercy Today April 2015
Low Sunday in Wanstead
Easter Glory fills the skies. Alleluia!
Alita Sanchez Sanchez made perpetual profession of vows as a Sister of Mercy
Two more sessions are planned in this autumn series. They will each be presented twice, once as an evening session and once the daytime session.
The next session will focus on ‘hospitality’. Marjorie Jackman, former principal of Catherine McAuley Westmead will examine the concept of ‘hospitality’ in scripture and explore its implications for us as Mercy people both in society and in the church. Marjorie is a passionate advocate of the Justice particularly for women in the church. The evening session will be held on Thursday 30 April from 6pm to 7:30pm. The repeat session will be held on 18 May from 10:30am to 12 noon.
The third session will focus on ’compassion’ and will be presented by Claire Thomas, the Director of Mission at OLMC Parramatta. Claire will investigate whether we are born with compassion or whether it is a learned skill. That will lead on to reflecting on how, as local, national and international communities, we become more compassionate towards those in need.
The evening session on ‘compassion’ will be held on Thursday, 4 June from 6pm to 7:30pm. It will be repeated on Tuesday, 23 June from 10:30am to 12 noon.