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Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
– from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007
Mercy Associates/Circle of Mercy Gathering in Mercy International Centre
On Saturday, 13th February, 50 Core Group leaders of Mercy Associates/Circles of Mercy from all parts of Ireland and from England gathered in Mercy International Centre for a day of reflection and sharing.
It was a day of story-telling with each group sharing the story of how vowed and non-vowed members enrich each other in the living, telling and supporting of the Mercy Story. It was gratefully recognised that charism is a gift given for the upbuilding of the people of God; that the charism of Mercy is at work in the lives of both lay and religious and that there is much that each has to offer the other.
Pdfs of each presentation are online in the article linked to this news item. Ppts can be made available through contacting us at Mercy International Centre.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
If you are following the Soup and Substance Lenten programme, the theme for this week is 'Centres of Support and Skill,' which is the fifth section on the Mercy and Justice Shall Meet DVD.
The process is the same as that outlined in last week’s MercyWorld E-News, and the story featured in this themed topic relates to Peru, which is the country featured this week in the series 'Where Sisters of Mercy Minister.'
Everything needed to discuss the story, socio-economic context and Mercy response, and inspiration from scripture and Mercy tradition is provided on Mercy and Justice Shall Meet. A second option, however, for the story portion is the DVD also produced by Fraynework: A Mercy Story in Peru. This DVD which is 11 minutes in length is easier for English-speaking audiences who have difficulty reading subtitles on projected screens.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Global Human Trafficking: A Mercy Concern
As we continue to reflect on ‘Being Mercy in the twenty first century’ and on the MIA Vision focus on the displacement of persons worldwide, we offer another paper from the Mercy International Research Conference: Global Human Trafficking: A Mercy Concern by Elizabeth McMillan, rsm.
In addition to a very informative article, Elizabeth provides maps showing the main origin, transit and destination countries of reported human trafficking across the continents. Of particular interest is Appendix B which gives details of human trafficking in each of the main areas in which Mercy Sisters minister.
What can you do?
• Appendix C gives a list of organizations and networks involved in Anti Trafficking. You might like to check one out to see if you could get involved in any of its campaigns or alternatively check out the organisations or networks in your own country/locality. Any search engine will help you find the necessary information.
• Read Stop Trafficking Newsletter. It is published every month. The Stop Trafficking newsletter serves as a forum for exchange among religious congregations and their collaborating organizations:
- to promote awareness re human trafficking;
- to exchange best practices in advocacy for and empowerment of survivors of human trafficking;
- to recommend actions to counter human trafficking.
The Sisters of Mercy were one of the first groups to sponsor the newsletter
• Commit to pray for victims of trafficking and its eradication throughout the world.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
In March 2010, the Commission on the Status of Women will undertake a fifteen-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly. Emphasis will be placed on the sharing of experiences and good practices, with a view to overcoming remaining obstacles and new challenges, including those related to the Millennium Development Goals. Member States, representatives of non-governmental organizations and of UN entities will participate in the session. A series of parallel events will provide additional opportunities for information exchange and networking.
Ongoing national and regional review processes are feeding into the global review process.
The General Assembly is expected to mark the 15th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in a commemorative meeting during CSW.
A history of the Commission has been posted in the 'Commissions' area on the MGC section of the MIA website.
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Images of Catherine McAuley and the works of Mercy (MIA Communications)
The new Mercy world website will include galleries of images of Catherine McAuley and the works of Mercy, providing reflective opportunities for those who visit the site.
We are seeking photos of paintings, icons, stained glass windows, statues, sculptures etc which can be included in these galleries.
We welcome Mercy artists and those who know of the locations of these Mercy works of art to make contact with us.
Musicians are most welcome to send their work to be featured as well.
Those who are poets are also encouraged to contribute their work.
Thank you to those who have already contributed images and content for inclusion in the new website.
Messages to: Communications
Mercy Saves Lives and $109 Million with Innovative Technology (Americas)
By reducing redundancy and switching gears, the Sisters of Mercy Health System – a group of 26 hospitals in four states in middle America – has challenged traditional thinking and found innovative ways to save $109 million in healthcare costs and avoid more than 150,000 potential medication errors that could have harmed patients.
While Mercy was recently named the top healthcare supply chain operation in the world, just second overall to global giant Johnson & Johnson, it is the desire to improve patient care and safety that is driving Mercy’s efforts...
Messages to Barb Meyer - VP Communications Sisters of Mercy Health System
Editor: St John's is this week's featured Mercy website
Mercy donates, transports medical supplies to hospital in Haiti
'Like many others around the world, Mercy and its co-workers have eagerly supported relief efforts in Haiti, and we are particularly gratified that we could respond with specific supplies requested by the Hôpital Sacré Coeur,' said Lynn Britton, Mercy president and CEO. 'Mercy will continue to look for ways to help the people of Haiti with money, supplies and medical services.'
Messages to Barb Meyer - VP Sisters of Mercy Health System Corporate Communications
A special evening of Commemoration and Sacred Music (The Congregation)
The first anniversary of the death of Derry’s Sister Aloysius McVeigh was marked at the Playhouse - the site of the Convent of Mercy Pump St. Derry. The event included the unveiling of the stained glass window and an evening of sacred music in her honour.
The Mercy Window was the last piece the iconographer worked on before her death on Christmas Day 2008. The window, which was unveiled on Sunday 20th December, 2009, pays tribute to the work and legacy of the Sisters of Mercy from when they arrived in Derry in 1848.
Messages to Veronica O'Brien rsm
Series on Where the Sisters of Mercy Minister: Peru
In the programme to be held by Mercy International Association this Wednesday entitled Soup and Substance, the realities of Peru and the ministry of Sisters of Mercy in that country will be featured. As a parallel to that, MIA is highlighting Peru this week in the series on the various countries where Sisters of Mercy minister.
Peru has high rates of unemployment, displacement of persons from rural to urban areas, and social inequalities. There is a much higher rate of poverty among women in Peru than among men as 23% of all women in Peru do not have any formal education and a Peruvian woman earns 25% that of a Peruvian man. Thirty-five percent of all Peruvian children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition, and women endure violence in an estimated 50% of all households. As a result of these socio-economic realities Sisters of Mercy in Peru have chosen to focus on programmes and services predominantly directed toward women and children.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Associate Director Heritage and Spirituality
1844 - Margaret O'Brien - Sr. M. Agatha - first woman received in USA
1911 - Re-opening of St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco after 1906 earthquake
Fire Cast on the Earth-Kindling: Being Mercy in the Twenty-First Century
'Fire Cast on the Earth -- Kindling': Being Mercy in the Twenty- First Century is the proceedings of the International Research Conference sponsored in California in November 2007 by the International Research Commission of the Sisters of Mercy.
Those interested in obtaining a bound print copy of the research papers currently being explored through Mercy E-News, will find here details of how to purchase this publication online.
St John's Springfield Missouri
St. John's is a Springfield, Missouri-based integrated health system serving the residents of southwest Missouri and Northern Arkansas since 1891
Rooted in the mission of Jesus and the healing ministry of the church, our mission is to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare services in a personalized Christian environment.
We seek to improve the health and quality of life of communities we serve, with particular concern for people who are economically poor.
Important - disable 'Buzz' in your Gmail account
Buzz is a new feature recently introduced into Gmail accounts. It is a type of social networking facility embedded in your e-mail. To protect the privacy of your e-mail and your e-mail contacts, it is advisable to remove 'Buzz' from your Gmail account.
To do this:
Open your Gmail account.
On the top left navigation, under 'Inbox' you will see the word 'Buzz'.
Click on it to open.
The 'Buzz' Welcome pages opens up.
Find the words 'Turn off Buzz' and click on them.
A Settings page opens. Click on 'Disable Google Buzz'.
A 'Delete your profile page' opens up.
Click on 'Yes, delete my profile and posts'.
The above actions do not affect your e-mail account but will protect you from creating a public profile without realising it.
Some WAYS TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH MIC:
CONTRIBUTE TO THE MIA LIBRARY
Mercy International Association is developing a library of published works by and/or about Sisters of Mercy, Associates within Mercy, and our Mercy ministries.
In order to develop this library, we desire that Sisters, Associates, and partners-in-ministry provide complimentary copies of their published works that can be housed in this library. These works can be mailed to: Mercy International Centre, Library,
64a Lower Baggot Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland.
VOLUNTEER YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS AT MIC
MIC intends to set up a register of volunteers who would be prepared to offer a personal gift or talent or expertise to promote the Vision and Ministry of MIA.
If you are interested in being on our register please email us at: Volunteers indicating your area of expertise and providing a short resume of any other relevant information
Further details can be found here
PARTICIPATE IN MERCY WYD 2011
Because of Dublin’s relative proximity to Madrid, (2 ½ hour flight) we are exploring the idea of hosting a Mercy Youth Pilgrimage experience to Baggot Street either before or after the Madrid WYD event (August 15 – 21, 2011).
To let us know if you are interested, please contact Youth
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