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Mercy Enews
No. 375 | 29 July 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


Chance meeting reunites David and 'mum' after 13 years (Australia)

Sudanese refugee David Basioni has travelled a long way to find the Melbourne Sister of Mercy who helped raise him. But it was chance that reunited them, when both spoke at a Jesuit Refugee Service function last month.

Messages to Maureen Lohrey rsm

Image: From a painting of the Sudan by Maureen Lohrey rsm

Editor: Maureen featured in Mercy E-News, March 1st, 2010 where her placement on Christmas Island was reported on.


Keeping the Founding Spirit of Catherine Alive.

A series of six presentations on Catherine McAuley by Mary reynolds rsm which will be accessible through e-News. Each presentation is accompanied by a reflection process.

Week 1: Formed and Reformed - click here to access the first presentation (29/6/10)
Week 2: Take From My Heart All Painful Anxiety - click here to access the second presentation (7/7/10)
Week 3: Support Me All Day Long - click here to access the third presentation (14/7/10)
Week 4: The Business of Our Lives - click here to access the fourth presentation (19/07/10)
Week 5: Like the Compass - click here to access this week's presentation (19/07/10)

Mercy International Association – 2011 Programme Schedule

Click here to view 2011 Program Schedule (pdf)

The PDF file contains the current listing of programmes and reserved dates for 2011; more programmes will emerge as the year progresses.

If you would like to reserve a place for a currently scheduled programme, contact Madeleine O’Hanlon, or if you would like to explore the creation of additional programmes or pilgrimages, contact Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm

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