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Mercy Enews
No. 356 | 22 March 2010

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


A God of Mercy and Compassion

'We come into this world on the breath of His Compassion, and we go out of this world on the breath of His Mercy'.   At the beginning of Lent I came across this saying while reading Breathing Alive by Rashad Field.   It has stayed with me ever since.   Recently, while listening to the Gospel story of the Merciful Father I gained new insight into its meaning and a greater perception and acceptance of God as my Merciful Father...

Messages to Anne Hannon rsm -  Vice postulator Europe and Africa



Catherine Mc Auley – Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy

Quoted on Page 113 – The Little book of Catherine of Dublin 
from A Little Book of Practical Sayings by Mary Clare Moore in Bermondsey and published in 1868;
This fact is clear from Clare Moore’s description of the sayings in the Bermondsey Annals for 1868 page 28.

Kathleen Murphy rsm has  created a prayer service for Easter. The theme this year is 'Two men in dazzling garments appeared to them (Mary Magdalen, Joanna and Mary mother of James) Lk 24:4b. This will be online next Monday and linked from Mercy E-News. We welcome contributions from readers for Easter reflection. Send to Mercy News.

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