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Mercy Enews
No. 378 | 16 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

A Baptism in Catherine's Chapel (MIA)

Catherine McAuley's nephew, William Armstrong Montgomery McAuley (also known as 'Wild Willie') was presumably the first child to be baptized in Catherine's Chapel in the Baggot Street house. After the death of his mother (Catherine's sister Mary) in 1827 and his father Willliam in 1829, Mary and William's five children chose Catherine to be their legal guardian.

Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality

 

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Mercy Links

Mercy is what God does for us. Writing in an article last week for the American news website, The Huffington Post, Joan Chittister OSB, said: 'Mercy is the trait of those who realise their own weakness enough to be kind to those who are struggling with theirs. It is, as well, the measure of the God-life in us.' Read the entire article.

Sunday Readings. Veronica Lawson rsm (Australia / Ballarat East) offers a reflection on the readings for Sundays. To access these reflections, click here and then click on the picture of the Bible where you can read the Scripture as well as the reflection.

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