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Mercy Enews
No. 380 | 30 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


Archives as places of memory (Great Britain Union)

Our archives, as “places of memory”, are so important for preserving details of the history of the Sisters of Mercy. They provide an insight into significant events and developments both within the Order and in contemporary society more generally. By revealing and exploring actions, beliefs and drives of past Sisters, we may see inspiration and routes to move forward in a changed society.

Messages to Jenny Smith - Archivist, Union of the Sisters of Mercy

Editor: Those wishing to read more on the topics of : Archives: What and Why?, Standards for  Mercy Archives and Other Archival Considerations will find valuable material in the Heritage section of the new mercyworld.org website


Foundresses images sought

Images for the following Foundresses ( photos or artworks ) are needed to complete the 'Beyond Catherine' page on the new Mercyworld.org website:

Mother Mary Angela Dunne
Mary Francis Creedon
Sr Mary Teresa Farrell
Mother Mary Bernard Garden
Sr Mary Angela Gilsenan
Mother Mary Philomene Maguire
Sr M Cecilia Marmion
Sr Aloysius Scott
Sr M Agnes Graham
Earliest Pioneer Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Foundresses of the Sisters of Mercy Goulburn
Foundresses of the Sisters of Mercy United States.

Contact : Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality


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