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Mercy Enews
No. 381 | 06 September 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


Christchurch Earthquake 7.1 magnitude

Nga mihi nui tena koutou katoa,

Thank you for the many messages of concern and support from across our Mercy World as a result of our recent Earthquake in Christchurch.

While there is extensive damage to Christchuch City and surrounding districts, we are pleased to let you know that all our sisters are safe. Within the wider community, while a number of people have suffered injuries, there has been no loss of life. This earthquake was of the same magnitude as the earthquake in Haiti. Damage from the earthquake has been estimated at two billion dollars. However, we are fortunate to have a strong infrastructure, and we are reasonably well resourced. Would that be so for all areas of the world where disasters occur.

Messages to Katrina Fabish rsm - Congregation Leadership Team



Mercy Links

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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