Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Prayers through the intercession of Venerable Catherine are requested for Tony Brown, Joseph John Azzarano, Alfred Moreno.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Two new Briefing Papers are online:
Briefing Note 1, June 2010
What is the current progress toward the Millennium Development Goals?
Briefing Note 2, June 2010
Towards gender responsive and equitable climate change financing
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Celebration of 30th Anniversary of Palliative Care Service (Newfoundland)
On May 6, 2010 St. Teresa’s Parish church provided the setting for a commemorative ceremony to mark the thirtieth anniversary of palliative care service in Newfoundland and Labrador... Sister Elizabeth Davis, congregational leader of the Sisters of Mercy, spoke of Sister Mary Fabian 'who held the vision of bringing a palliative care unit to Newfoundland, of St. Clare's Board and staff who had the wisdom to endorse that vision, and of Laurie Anne O'Brien and her team who had the courage to implement the vision against many obstacles.' She continued on to say that the Sisters of Mercy at St. Clare's were the holders of the vision in many ways over the past thirty years...
Messages to Madonna Gatherall rsm - Congregation Communications Contact
Giving Refuge (Australia/Cambodia)
"It was a truly happy moment for Sister Denise Coghlan rsm when the number of countries to ratify the international cluster munitions treaty reached thirty, ensuring that the ban on these insidious weapons would pass into force later this year.
‘She immediately organised an impromptu celebration on [Siem Reap’s] busy Pub Street, releasing balloons and making a public speech’, says Taya Hunt, a young Australian lawyer who was working with Denise at the time. ‘If I have half her energy when I reach her age, I’ll be happy!’..."
Messages to Denise Coghlan rsm
This article was first published in Australian Catholics
Celebrating 150 years of Mercy education in Geelong (Australia/Melbourne)
Sacred Heart College, Geelong, recently acknowledged its 150th anniversary with a special day of celebrations. It was an extraordinary occasion for the 6000 members of our community and visitors who came to the college for the festivities.
Messages to Alan Ansell Head of Religion
Editor: A brief history of the College from its foundation, can be accessed here.
Cuan Mhuire Athy wins top international Health Quality Award (The Congregation)
Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s largest detox and residential rehabilitation service provider. Cuan Mhuire - Harbour of Mary was founded by Sister Consilio Fitzgerald in Athy Co. Kildare in 1966. It was inspired by the need to provide compassionate, inclusive and the highest possible standards of support for all individuals suffering from addiction and the frequently related problems of homelessness and social exclusion. Cuan Mhuire, has won the prestigious CHKS Quality Improvement Award 2010, at a ceremony in London. This is the first time that the Award has been given to a detox and rehabilitation service.
Messages to Consilio Fitzgerald rsm
Editor: Cuan Mhuire is this week's featured website
Where Sisters of Mercy Minister: Jamaica, West Indies (16)
This week, Jamaica continues to be in the news with a state of emergency after a four-day assault between Jamaican soldiers and armed followers of a notorious drug lord. This violence left 73 civilians and 3 security forces dead, and 54 injured. The armed conflict in Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston began on Sunday, May 23, 2010. Most of the 980 detained persons have been released, and security forces continue to occupy the neighborhood in search of the drug lord.
The Sisters of Mercy have a long history of ministry in Jamaica including its capital in Kingston. The ministry began with a Jamaican woman of mixed heritage (French, Portuguese, and African)—Jessie Ripoll. Jessie used her money and contributions from friends to purchase 43 acres on which she could establish ministries with the poor of Jamaica. Two other Jamaican women joined her in her endeavors, and they opened an orphanage named ‘Alpha’ in May 1880.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
1844 - Death of M. Aloysius Scott, Foundress of Birr
1853 - Foundation to Castlebar, Co. Mayo
1942 - Opening of Hospital, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia
1971 - Blessing of new Motherhouse, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
Words of Wisdom from Catherine McAuley
A Thematic Approach
by Bonaventure Brennan rsm
Cuan Mhuire - Harbour of Mary
Cuan Mhuire offers a comprehensive, structured, abstinence based, residential programme to persons suffering from alcohol, other chemical dependencies and gambling.
Just point/place your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines for that city pop up. Double click on the city marker and the page gets larger....you can read the entire paper on some if you click on the right place.