This week marks the final part of the tour around the Mercy web platform and it focuses on the News Centre. The Centre provides the most up to date information from around the Mercy world. By clicking on the displayed images, you can access featured updates from recent e-News editions. You can also find the Archived editions of e-News .
The up-coming events and programmes at MIC are posted in the left column as well as Updates from Mercy Global Action and Mercy Global Concern. At the bottom of the page you can link in to the latest news from several of the Mercy Congregations and Institutes.
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Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Prayers are requested for: Sr Rita Goodman SSND, Julie Higgenbotham and all those whose names are on the MIA prayer list.
Messages to Messages to:
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Foundresses images sought
Images for the biographies fof the ollowing 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
Pray online on Mercyworld.org (Communications)
There are three places on the mercyworld website where prayer intentions or reflections can be added:
Catherine's Tomb - an opportunity to post one's own prayer and to join other's in praying for their intentions. You can do this by clicking on the back arrow which reveals the prayers added each day since the site went live. Go to catherine's Tomb
Canonisation Cause -prayers requested through the intercession of Catherine McAuley for special intentions can be posted online and viewed online. Join in praying for their intentions. Access the prayers here.
Seasonal Reflections. The invitation to post greetings on various feast days will be issued through Mercy E-News. The greetings posted for Mercy day can be accessed here. This Mercy Day 88 greetings were posted online by members of the Mercy network
Works of Mercy Expand in West-Pokot, Kenya
...In this building we intend teaching Computer Studies, Food and Beverages and Garment Making up to the Kenya National Examinations Council level. Another subject we are preparing to teach is hairdressing. This building is an extension to one set up by Sr. Peter Hegarty, originally from the Diocese of Cloyne, in the year 2000. How I remembered her on the day and wished she could have been well enough to be with us to see how the seed she had planted had taken root and continues to expand with God’s help. Her wish was that local Pokot women would develop skills in Cookery, Dressmaking and Machine Knitting. We followed her wishes and in addition taught literacy and many of these women who were illiterate can now read well. We also did an outreach programme, taking pots and pans to remote areas to teach cookery to women. The idea Sr. Peter had was very close to the heart of Catherine Mc Auley and we still try to follow in her footsteps in educating women, young and old.
Messages to Veronica Quigley rsm
Mercy Leadership urges Congress to support DREAM Act (Americas)
Editor: The following message to Congress has been posted on the Institute of Sisters of America website:
Dear Members of Congress:
The Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas strongly supports the DREAM Act of 2009 (S. 729/H.R. 1751)...
The DREAM Act will provide a path to legal status for persons brought to the U.S. as children...
We believe our country will see great benefit from opening opportunities for young immigrants through the DREAM Act. ..
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
Where Sisters of Mercy Minister: Belize (34)
http://www.mercyworld.org/news_centre/view_article.cfm?id=438The Sisters of Mercy arrived in Belize on the morning of 20 January 1883 in a response to a request by two Jesuit priests for them to teach the children in Belize. The seven sisters from New Orleans Louisiana (United States) established the first foundation in Central America and the Caribbean, and proceeded to start an English school and a Spanish school. These later became elementary and secondary schools.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
A Birthday Party for Catherine McAuley
Wednesday 29 September marked the 232nd year since the birth of Catherine McAuley. Thirty eight students and chaperones from All Hallows’ School in Brisbane Australia celebrated Catherine’s birthday at Mercy International Centre. In prayer and ritual, they reflected on the Mercy of God and prayed for the gifts of peace, compassion, hope, courage, gentleness, and insight as each of them walks the path of mercy.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Editor: All Hallows School is this week's featured Mercy website
1917: Fire partially destroyed St Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona ( it was rebuilt within three months)
Our Lady of Mercy: Reclaiming the Title Today (Aotearoa New Zealand)
The talk offered by Elizabeth Julian rsm for use in preparation for Mercy Day ( Mercy E-News No 383, 21 September 2010) posted on the Mercyworld.org website in the Spirituality section, can now be watched online on the Wellington Catholic Education Centre website
Messages to Elizabeth Julian rsm
All Hallows, Brisbane, Australia
This inner city sanctuary is situated on three hectares overlooking the Brisbane River. The school, with its historic buildings and landscaped gardens, offers young women a quality Catholic education, in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy.
All Hallows' is a large centrally located school, which caters for students from a wide variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. It offers an extensive range of excellent academic, cultural and sporting opportunities. In its spiritual, pastoral and academic life, the school seeks to promote personal growth, the development of an informed conscience and commitment to work for social justice in the wider community
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