Briefing Notes for July are now online:
Briefing Note 1, July 2010: Embrace Diversity, End Discrimination. Human Rights and the MDGs in preparation for the September Summit
Briefing Note 2, July 2010: Water Resolution. A new draft resolution that is being promoted in the General Assembly on The Human Right to Water and Sanitation.
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Women Experience Mercy Mission (Americas)
Five women from across the country experienced Mercy firsthand as they came together May 22-29 in Buffalo, New York and Eerie, Pennsylvania to participate in the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas’ annual Mercy Challenge.
Sheila Stevenson rsm who helped organize the event, said Mercy Challenge gives pause for reflection for both participants and organizers. "This has been a great educational and experiential experience, one that really caused us to think more and feel more deeply about how Mercy acts in our world,” Sister Sheila said.
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
Are asylum seekers finding 'freedom from fear'? (Australia)
The quest for 'freedom from fear' is at the heart of a refugee’s flight from danger. But is this the experience of people currently seeking asylum in Australia?
Sister of Mercy, Joan Kelleher, who is offering pastoral support to the 2,500 asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island, believes recent policy changes and proposals are reinforcing a climate of fear for these vulnerable people...
Messages to Joan Kelleher rsm
Where Sisters of Mercy Minister: Argentina (20)
Sisters of Mercy minister in thirteen of the thirty-two countries who made it to the World Cup, including the host of the World Cup: South Africa. The FIFA World Cup competition began in 1930, and that year Argentina was the runners up, being beaten by the first World Cup championship team from Uruguay. Argentina are in the quarter finals of this year's World Cup.
The ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in Argentina began in 1856 when four Sisters of Mercy arrived in Buenos Aires having journeyed from Dublin. Their leader was Mother Mary Evangelista Fitzpatrick. Twenty-four years later in 1880, the political situation in Argentina was very volatile and the Sisters of Mercy were not safe to remain there. The Jesuit college on the opposite side of the road from the Mercy property had already been burned down. The twenty four Sisters of Mercy, still led by Mother Mary Evangelista Fitzpatrick, decided that they should move, and that they wanted to stay together. The bishop in Adelaide, Australia, invited them to come to that diocese, and they accepted his invitation. Ten years later in 1890, six Sisters of Mercy returned to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and refounded the ministry there.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Sister of Mercy educator, author and archivist honoured in Queen’s Birthday Awards (ANZ)
Sister Mary de Porres Flannigan was honoured nationally for services to education when awarded with the Queen’s Service Medal this month. The Queen’s Service Medal (QSM) was instituted by New Zealand in 1975, to recognise service to the community and also elected or appointed public office. Up to 60 awards of the QSM can be made each year and recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters 'QSM' after their names.
Messages to Katrina Fabish rsm CLT Communications Contact
Saint Vincent's Honors Ministry of Sisters of Mercy (Americas)
As part of Saint Vincent’s 125th year of celebration and, in honor of the Sisters of Mercy 125-year ministry at Saint Vincent’s, a Tea was held just as Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, would have wanted. McAuley died in 1841 but before she passed away, she made it a point to say, 'Be sure to have a comfortable cup of tea for the Sisters when I am gone.'
On Sunday, June 6th Saint Vincent’s did just that..
Saint Vincent’s Executive Director, Jack Weldon, welcomed the Sisters by saying, 'The Sisters of Mercy continue to impact the lives of children, families and staff at Saint Vincent’s. They witness to Mercy, reverence the dignity of each person, create a spirit of hospitality, and pursue integrity of word and deed in their lives.'...
Messages to Melissa Dick - Director of Development
Editor: St Vincent's is this week's featured website
1883 - Portland separated from Manchester; foundation of Sisters of Mercy Maine
1883 - Foundation to Portlaise from Cahir - M Peter Claver McCarthy
1885 - Foundation to Clogheen from Cahir - M Bernard Vaughan
In their Chapter mandate, Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand have the question 'How are we to give expression to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in our time inrelevant language and action?'
One way in which this is being addressed is the article each month in 'Imaging Mercy Today'. The July issue in which the Spiritual work of Mercy 'Counselling the doubtful' is addressed is now online.
St Vincent's Massachusetts
Saint Vincent’s is a multi-service agency providing a broad range of services including residential treatment, special education, congregate care, respite care, in-home, and community-based services to 100 children between the ages of 4 and 21 – and their families - who are coping with life-altering events, challenges to learning, and the effects of childhood trauma.
What to do when your wireless mouse freezes
You are working on your computer and the wireless mouse suddenly freezes up. The applications are running just fine, the keyboard shortcuts too are working but the mouse cursor simply refuses to move on the screen. You tried plugging the USB receiver into another port but the problem persists.
Now there can be several reasons why your mouse may have stopped working.