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Mercy Enews
No. 377 | 10 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

Feature

Disaster in Pakistan

The MIA Vision states:

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.

The government of Pakistan has declared a state of emergency after unprecedented levels of rain triggered the nation’s worst flooding on record. An estimated 13 million people have been affected and reportedly, over 1,500 are dead with millions left homeless or living in cramped and squalid conditions while awaiting assistance. Of the three million in need of urgent help, at least one and a half million are children.

MIA’s commitment to displaced persons calls Mercy to respond to this disaster. In order to encourage people to make this response, the attached article outlines:

  • The causes of the floods
  • Details of the current disaster
  • How you can help – Prayer, Action, Donation

Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

Image: Used with permission from UN Photo/WFP/Amjad Jamal

Contributor’s Note: Sisters of Mercy have ministered in Pakistan for the past twenty-five years. The ministry in Pakistan will be featured the end of September when the Sisters of Mercy in Australia will be celebrating the silver jubilee of this mission.

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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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