A Global Disaster, A Global Challenge (MGC)
Message from Deirdre Mullan rsm:
I am just back from a UN briefing on the situation in Pakistan. As the Secretary General said : 'This disaster is like few the world has ever seen. It requires a response to match. Pakistan needs a flood of support...There are suggestions that governments are reluctant to cope with yet another disaster, that they hesitate to contribute more to this part of the world....Together, let us stand with the people of Pakistan. Let us act so that this natural disaster does not become a man-made catastrophe. Let us give this our all.'
The full text of the Secretary General's remarks to the General Assembly have been posted as Special Report no , August 2010.
Video posted today on YouTube: UN warns situation in southern Pakistan could worsen as flood relief continues
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Editor: Suggested ways to take action in response to this disaster can be found here on the Mercyworld.org website.
The 4th area of the new web platform which you are invited to tour is Heritage. This has nine distinct parts. The Introduction gives an overview of the heritage resources of MIA. The Archives section provides two papers Archives: What and Why? and Standards for Archives as well as a report on the Archivists Conference and the presentations made at that Conference in November 2009. In the Mercy International Research you will find general information on research conducted by the Mercy International Research Committee and a report on the International Research Conference held in November 2007.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Ten years of Mercy e-News
This, the 379th edition, marks the commencement of the tenth year of the weekly Mercy E- News.
The first issue of Mercy eNews was published on August 20th, 2001. That first issue - text only- was emailed to 100 Sisters of Mercy for whom there were known email addresses. An invitation had been sent out the previous week to invite contributions to a 'regular weekly Mercy email' to 'help build a global sense of Mercy' and to promote the mercyworld.org website ' as a place for informing sisters around the world of current Mercy events'. There are now many thousands of readers in the 47 countries where Sisters of Mercy and their co-workers minister and Mercy eNews continues to be a significant means of communication between Mercy Sisters, their associates and co-workers, facilitated by the built-in email links that accompany each item.
All issues of Mercy E-News are archived on the mercyworld.org website where they can be viewed online.
Any member of any Mercy congregation/institute can also submit an item of interest to Mercy worldwide for consideration for publication and All members of the Mercy network are eligible to receive Mercy eNews. Subscribe online to either the HTML (in colour, with pictures) or text (text only) version.
Messages to Mercy News
Where Sisters of Mercy minister: France (28)
Sisters of Mercy have been ministering in France since 1998. At present Declan Mooney rsm, a member of the Congregation of Sisters of Mercy (Ireland), Northern Province, lives and ministers at Lourdes. She is in pastoral care and prayer ministry as she leads prayer groups and offers support to pilgrims at Our Lady’s Shrine. Other Sisters of Mercy have been involved in this ministry on a short-term basis for many years.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Institute Justice Team addresses Human rights in Honduras (Americas)
The Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team (IJT) continues to work on human rights issues in Honduras from several angles. As a participant in the Latin America Working Group (LAWG), a coalition of U.S. religious and human rights groups, the IJT was a co-signer to a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton which detailed human rights violations since the beginning of 2010 and urged alternative policy considerations. Click here to read the letter.
Messages to Jean Stokan Director, Institute Justice Team
Happy Birthday Sr Aidan (Americas)
Sister Aidan Donaldson, RSM, is about to celebrate her 102nd birthday. So far she's received gifts from all around the world, including a special medallion from the President of Ireland. Also, the Sister left quite an impression on a past student - Jimmy Buffet. who sent something that's also brightening her day...
Messages to Sr Aidan c/- Pat Kenny rsm Institute Communications
1849: Foundation to Garnet Hill, Glasgow from Limerick
1858: Foundation to Cincinnati, Ohio from Kinsale - M Teresa Maher
1878: Foundation to Orange, New South wales from Bathurst - M Bernard Sheehy
1959: Foundation to Florida from Wexford - M Dominic Sinnott
The Foundresses pages in the Heritage section contain stories of Mercy foundations from all over the world and were originally told by Mercy Archivists at the 2003 MIA Archivists' Conference.
We are seeking images of some of the foundresses to complete this section and welcome stories of other foundresses to add to this section.
Submit articles to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Mercy Associates are groups of lay people who work with the Sisters of Mercy in the spirit of their foundress, Catherine McAuley
The Heritage section contains a number of areas which are searchable databases:
Mercy Bibliography; Find books or articles written by or about the Sisters of Mercy from 1831 to 2005 and Submit a Bibliographical item for inclusion in the database.
Mercy Facts: Search Mercy Facts ( primary source - 'Mercy through The Years' calendar)
Mercy Quotes: Search Mercy Quotes ( primary source - 'Mercy through The Years' calendar)
Contributions to these sections are welcomed. Contact Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm