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Mercy Enews
No. 376 | 02 August 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


New Mercyworld.org online communications platform (MIA)

Today we are very happy to announce the first steps of the launch of the new Mercyworld platform. From 2nd August the site will be visible at www.mercyworld.org

The rollout will be on an incremental basis.

1. Go Live

On August 2nd the Public site will be launched. From August 2nd until September 27th, there will be, as it were a ‘tour of the site’. Each week in E-News one section of the website will be highlighted . The first step of the tour is presented in the current edition of E-news.

2. Additional Functionality

On 24th September, Mercy Day, this additional functionality will be activated. This will provide for a wide range of activities which were not available on the old site,

3. Implementation

The implementation phase of the site will continue for some months after Mercy Day as Mercy people across the world begin to see the possibilities for the implementation of the MIA vision and the promotion of Mercy Mission. Training in the use of the Web 2.0 communication tools and the content management system will take place during these months.

Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA


Mercy Links

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 the fifth presentation (19/07/10)
Week 6: Affectionately Yours - click here to access this week's presentation (2/08/10)

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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Directors:Peter Burnett (British), Sister Elizabeth Davis (Newfoundland), Maura Hyland, Sister Coirle McCarthy,
Sister Patricia McDermott (US), James Peppiatt-Combes (US), Sister Mary Waskowiak (US)