Two items are newly posted in the MGC section of the MIA website:
1. Report on Military spending : 1 Year of the world's military expenditures for 2008 was - $1,464,000,000,000
2. Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 at Ten: Looking Back & Looking Ahead - UN NGLS Roundup
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Pray at Catherine's Tomb and in the Chapel at Baggot Street (Communications)
There are now two places on the Mercyworld.org website where prayers and reflections can be posted online:
You are invited to pause at Catherine’s graveside and share with her the longings of your heart. Ask her to intercede to God on your behalf for your needs and the needs of our world.
The Chapel at Baggot Street has been a place of prayer for Sisters of Mercy since 1829. You are invited to spend time here in prayer and reflection and to light a candle for your own needs and the needs of our world.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
I had the privilege of having some time last week speaking with one of our sisters who has been working in Haiti for many years. As one crisis after another hits this poor nation, Sister Mary Jo said that Haiti needs to be kept to the fore. Haitians desperately need jobs and many get employment at re-building their country at the rate of $5 per day. They need to do this themselves! Water is in short supply and the people of Haiti and not the tourists need clean water. As this small island nation readies itself for yet another disaster The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti is preparing to help up to half a million people in the impoverished Caribbean nation who could potentially be affected by Hurricane Tomas.
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Prayers through the intercession of Venerable Catherine McAuley are asked for the intentions of the following persons and all who have asked the Mercy network to pray for their intentions:
Jacob Huxtable, Lynn, Dan Varady. Kathleen O'Connor, Lisa
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Where Sisters of Mercy Minister: Puerto Rico (38)
Sisters of Mercy have lived and ministered in Puerto Rico since 1941. At present, two Sisters of Mercy, both of whom are native to Puerto Rico, Sisters Ana María Cases and Ana Rosa de la Cruz, live and minister there. The attached article was graciously contributed by them.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director heritage & Spirituality
Ministry at Veronica's Home of Mercy ( The Congregation)
Just over a year ago I was gifted with the opportunity to accept a ministry position at Veronica’s Home of Mercy in San Bernardino, CA. Veronica’s Home of Mercy is a Catholic / Christian transitional home for adult pregnant women and their children. It offers a healthy alternative to substance abuse, domestic violence, abortion and or homelessness. The home is orientated toward family life and living in an environment that promotes holistic healing.
Messages to Betty Mc Govern rsm - U.S. Province
News from Mercy Works inc (Australia)
The Bilum is the magazine of Mercy Works Inc. Published twice each year, in June and December, it is sent to members, donors and partners of Mercy Works Inc. Stories are also posted online.
The December 2010 issue is now online. Among the articles are the following:
New partnerships to improve health in PNG
Help rebuild Pakistan: invest in education
Indigenous health: helping to close the gap
Messages to Rosemary Carroll rsm - Executive Officer Mercy Works Inc
1882: Foundation to Greymouth from Christchurch
Songs from The Circle of Mercy online
The Circle of Mercy is a collection of songs on Mercy themes which have been written by Mercy Sisters and Associates from different parts of the world.
These are songs about Catherine (Mother of Mercy; Suscipe of Catherine McAuley, Catalina McAuley) and songs about justice (Women Speak Justice); songs of the Mercy charism (Mercy Seed, Triple Amen) and songs of union (We Are One; Circle of Mercy).
The complete playlist is now included in the Spirituality section of the mercyworld.org website and is linked to this item.
The CD can be purchased online from Mercy International Centre.
Mercy High School Baltimore
Mercy High School is a private Catholic secondary school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Its mission is to offer students a superior college preparatory education in an environment rooted in Christian values.
Technical terms - are you up with them?
The latest technological trends have been captured among the dozens of new inclusions in the Collins English Dictionary, with "tweetheart", "tweet tooth", "tweet-out", "iPad" and "intexticated" all entering the lexicon.