Meeting the Global Citizen in YOU (MGC)
Meeting the Global Citizen in YOU is a new publication from MGC.
We are delighted that Bishop Desmond Tutu has written the Forward to our publication.
The pocket guide is in three parts and looks at what it means to be a Global Citizen in a vulnerable world and in a wider cosmos.
Bishop Tutu writes:
"Close to my home in Soweto, the Sisters of Mercy are a community of religious women who, like their many confreres worldwide, aspire to 'walk the talk' and who daily try to bridge the gap between policy and practice.
As the retired Archbishop of Southern Africa, I am happy to endorse this pocket booklet on Meeting the Global Citizen in YOU and hope that it will go a long way in helping students, teachers, and, indeed, all of us, to become Ubuntu persons - that is, persons who are open and available to others and willing to be vulnerable. An Unbuntu person is affirming of others and knows that he or she is oppressed when others are humilated, oppressed or treated as less than our common humanity deserves........."
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Editor: Details of how to purchase copies can be found here
Where Sisters of Mercy Minister (MIA)
This year, Mercy International Association is going to profile each week one country or territory in which Sisters of Mercy minister. At present, Sisters of Mercy minister in 47 countries or territories, spanning every continent of the world with a myriad of languages and cultures represented in the various areas. A visual map of the geographic spread of Sisters of Mercy can be accessed here.
The choice to feature each country or territory in which Sisters of Mercy minister is an effort to promote one of the purposes of Mercy International Association: 'To foster unity of mind and heart among Sisters of Mercy and to increase awareness and experience of their global interdependence.' With a greater awareness of the work being done in the various parts of the world, we are more able to build strong partnerships to mobilize our vast networks, pray for each other and the work being done in the name of Mercy, and bring about sustainable change.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - MIA Assistant Director, Spirituality and Heritage.
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Prayers are requested for the intentions of the following persons: Olivia Kathleen Clayton, Fr Oliver McDonagh, Nedine Rende, Josephine Carmichael rsm, Sr Anne Powers.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Editor: Readers' attention is drawn to the article 'Leaves from the Diary of a Postulator: some frequently asked questions' which covers a range of important issues of interest to all members of the Mercy network.
Sisters of Mercy Minister to Children in Haiti (Americas)
A personal account of the situation in Haiti has been posted on the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas website and linked to this item.
Written by Mary McGrory rsm who travelled to Haiti with Karen Schneider rsm, it is a first hand account of their mission to Haiti.
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
Catherine McAuley Inaugural Lecture (The Congregation)
Catherine McAuley and Frances Warde would have felt very at home in St. Leo’s College on Wednesday night, 16th December. The great hospitality and the joyful spirit were in the very air and atmosphere of the place. It was obvious that the school community was proud of its tradition and keen to build on it for the future. A large crowd had gathered for the inaugural Catherine Mc Auley Lecture, one of the continuation events of the 170th Anniversary of the school, which holds the honour of being the first Mercy second level school in the world. While the event was billed as a lecture, it was that and much more.
Messages to Maureen Keogh rsm
The launch of Worship in Spirit and Truth: The Life and Legacy of H. A. Reinhold (Americas)
On Sunday, January 17, 2010 Worship in Spirit and Truth: The Life and Legacy of H. A. Reinhold (Liturgical Press, 2009) by Julie Upton rsm was “launched.” Julia is a member of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She holds a doctorate in theology from Fordham University and is professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University (NY), where she currently serves as university provost.
Messages to Julia Upton rsm
Editor: Worship in Spirit and Truth: The Life and Legacy of H. A. Reinhold is this week's featured Mercy resource.
The 4th January, 2010 was the end of an era for the Sisters of Mercy of Papua New Guinea who had been living on the campus of Holy Trinity College in Mt Hagen for forty-one years. The two Sisters who had been living here, Joan MacGinley and Vero Lokalyo, moved out of the small staff house which had been home for Mercy Sisters since the late 1980’s – Joan to go back to her home community of Brisbane and Vero to move to McAuley House in Mt Hagen.
Messages to Pat Wood rsm
1879- Foundation to Buttervant from Charleville, Co. Cork
1972- Auckland Mercy Sisters open Paul V1 College in Leulumoega Samoa.
2008- Foundation of Convent of Mercy Ardee from Convent of Mercy Dundalk
Worship in Spirit and Truth
As cries for social justice resound, liturgy more than ever must be the tie of relevance that binds the church to the world. It is this essential link—between liturgy and social justice—that Julia Upton rsm discovered in Reinhold and that she wonderfully retrieves in tracing his life and legacy. In doing so, she takes up H. A. Reinhold’s prophetic mantle and inspires us to do so as well.
We aspire, in conjunction with the Mukuru community, to establish and operate, a holistic and sustainable health, educational and social development program which will address the basic needs of the most vulnerable groups in the community.
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