Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Prayers through the intercession of Venerable Catherine are asked for the intentions of the following persons:
Margaret, Patricia, Martin, Marilyn Fenton rsm, Mary Ann Fitzgerald. Betty, Aine, Kathleen Murray and Family.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Praying for the canonisation of Catherine McAuley (The Congregation)
On Sunday October 17th the world celebrated with the Sisters of St. Joseph on the canonisation, in Rome, of their Foundress Mary MacKillop. It is wonderful that all peoples are getting to know and learn about St Mary MacKillop and to appreciate the gift that she is to the church. Mary MacKillop had connections with Ireland and spent three and a half months in the country. Some Irish girls returned to Australia with her and joined her Congregation.
It is a good time to remember that Sisters of Mercy, Associates and colleagues around the world are praying for the canonisation of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Catherine was a woman of great holiness who dedicated her life to the ‘care of the poor, sick and uneducated’.
Messages to The Canonisation Committee c/- Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator
Editor: Further resources about Catherine's Canonisation Cause can be accessed here.
Hurricane Igor Strikes (Newfoundland)
People in Newfoundland and Labrador are familiar with hurricanes. They move up the eastern seaboard of the USA to this most easterly point of Canada, arriving every Fall to draw their last breaths and pass out eventually somewhere in the north Atlantic. They all have an unusual howl, spill millimeter upon millimeter of water, and at times do moderate damage to property.
Messages to Madonna Gatherall rsm - Communications Contact
Sisters complete canon law course for leaders (Australia)
A canon law course designed specifically for leaders has been enthusiastically embraced by Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Aoteroa New Zealand.
Sponsored jointly by Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) and the Canon Law Society of Australia and New Zealand (CLSANZ), the course is run over three years and involves an intensive programme of five days each October.
Messages to Karon Donnellon rsm - Institute Councillor
Mercy honoured for her scholarship (Americas)
Carol Rittner rsm who is the distinguished Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at
the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has just been named one of the Fifty Key Thinkers on Holocaust and Genocide in the world.
In a publication just hot of the press from Routledge, (Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide), Carol is named with such scholars as Samatha Powers and Raphael Lemkin.
The authors Paul Bartrop and Steven Leonard Jacobs write of Carol:
"Concerned with inter-religious dialogue, Rittner has involved herself with issues related to Jews and Christians in the United States, Catholics and Protestants in Ireland, and Israelis and Palestinians in Israel. Her concern with the Shoah has focused primarily on two areas: the story of the 'righteous gentiles', and women's experiences. Beyond the holocaust itself, she has broadened her thinking to address the plight of women in post-Second World War genocides, in particular looking at the horrows of genocidal rape.Carol often asks the question: "How could ordinary human beings, people presumably raised to distinguish right from wrong, people with families of their own, participate in the vicious slaughter of powerless men, women, and children? Why didn't the structures of civil society - education, law, religion, diplomacy - stp this evil? Where did moral and religious education flounder?"
Messages to Carol Rittner rsm
Where Sisters of Mercy minister: Tonga (37)
In 1964, Bishop John Rodgers sm, who was from Aotearoa New Zealand and serving in Tonga, approached the Sisters of Mercy in Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand, with a request that they establish a house in Lapaha, Tonga. The sisters agreed and sent four people to Tonga. The founding sisters taught school, worked with the villagers in raising crops and pigs, and ministered to the people in a host of ways. In 1991, a second house was opened in Kolonga.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
1990: Foundation to Secunda, South Africa
Remember Me Affectionately to All
The original booklet, "Remember Me Affectionately to All" was produced in 1978 by the Sisters of Mercy of the Union, which in 1991 became the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Permission was given by the Sisters of Mercy to reprint the text in the original form.
The format, design and graphic elements of the booklet have been changed. Permission was given by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas to include some excerpts from the website www.sistersofmercy.org where there is more information about the Community. Remember Me Affectionately to All. 2009. All rights reserved. Mercy Association - South Central Community 2009.
Cost: US$2.00 . Contact : Colleen Rettig
Mercyhurst College - Erie
Mercyhurst College is a fully accredited, four-year, Catholic comprehensive institution, founded in Erie, Pa., by the Sisters of Mercy in 1926. The Erie campus, located on a picturesque hillside crowning the city, offers 50 undergraduate majors with 67 concentrations, as well as unique adult programs and six graduate programs
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