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Mercy Enews
No. 364 | 17 May 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

Feature

Together we can help make a difference (The Congregation)

'Build it Week - Haiti, October 2010'

On October 23rd, nine members of The Congregation along with many other volunteers will travel from Ireland to Haiti to participate in an intensive Build It week of house and community building. While there the volunteers will live and work on the building site in extremely basic conditions.

The reasons the Sisters gave for volunteering speak loudly about the commitment, the generosity, and the Chapter call 'to alleviate extreme poverty, by acting collaboratively at local and global levels' which motivates us to do what we can, where we can and when we can in all the places where Mercy is alive and well.

Messages to Veronica Mangan rsm - Provincial Leadership Team, Southern Province

Editor: The Sisters participating in Build It week are being supported in this venture by The Congregation but need to raise €4,500 each in funding. Details of where to send a donation or how to lodge it in the fundraising Bank Account are included in the article linked to this news item.
The Congregation's commitment to alleviating global poverty is a focus reflected also in the MIA Vision Statement.

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HOLD THE DATE:

McAuley Conference Series
The Emerging Challenges for Leadership in Ireland Today.

Various crises have brought the spotlight to bear on leadership as it has been exercised in some of the key institutions in Irish society. This conference will explore how leadership has been functioning and attempt to discover ways in which it can function better with a view to serving the whole society in a more positive fashion
Venue: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Thursday 27 May, 2010
Details here

UN DPI Conference
The sixty-third United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, from 30 August to 1 September 2010.

For additional information, please contact Deirdre Mullan rsm, Director Mercy Global Concern, representing the Sisters of Mercy at the UN.

Please note: MGC cannot offer any financial assistance to attend this conference but we can help with passes.

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