Two articles have been newly posted online:
I. The CEDAW Global Report. When women participate in political, economic and social life, they promote the health, well-being, prosperity and security of their families, communities and nations
2. The Right to education to achieve development report which is accompanied by the Working Group on Girls (WGG) statement which has been submitted to the Commission on Social Development.
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Volunteer at Mercy International Centre (MIA)
Mercy International Centre invites applications from Sisters of Mercy interested in volunteering at MIC between mid February – mid December 2011 (actual dates negotiable). Applications close 3rd December.
Details of the duties, requirements and hours are available on the MIA website and are linked to this item.
Messages to Sylvia Williams rsm - Assistant Director Administration & Finance
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer requests
Prayers through the intercession of Venerable Catherine are asked for:
Greg, Edward Mullen, Matthew M Maistre cfc, and all whose names are on the prayer list.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Sisters of Mercy in Philadelphia Celebrate 150th Anniversary (Americas)
More than 500 performers participated in the “Circle of Mercy” Concert on Monday, October 18, 2010, in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,500 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA.
'Tonight is a celebration of God’s mercy poured out on our world and on each of us,''says Sister Christine McCann, the president of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas which includes Philadelphia. “A celebration of gratitude for the vision and fidelity of the past that still motivates and sustains in the present, a celebration of courage that continues to draw Sisters of Mercy, our associates and colleagues over and over again to the place where mercy is most needed, and a celebration of hope that the blessings of the past will lead to a future marked by the same generosity and service of those who went before us.”
Messages to Debbi Della Porta - Director of Communication
Editor: Details of the 150th Anniversary celebrations can be found on the Celebrating 150 years website.
Unveiling of Mercy Window in St Mary's Parish Blackbrook (Great Britain Institute)
The Sisters of Mercy have been present in the parish of St Mary’s for over 100 years. It was decided to dedicate a stained glass window In recognition of this long service to the parish.
The window, depicts the Sister’s work in the Parish and their devotion to the ideals of Catherine McAuley. It was designed and created by Pendle Glass of Padiham.
Messages to Cathy Edge rsm - Communications Contact
Support Participants at the School of the Americas Vigil in Prayer (Americas)
Once again, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas will participate in the annual vigil at Fort Benning, Georgia, to close the SOA/WHINSEC, November 19-21. We ask for your prayers for safe travel for those attending the vigil, and for the opening of the hearts and minds of U.S. legislators who are being urged to close the facility. A prayer service can be found on the Institute website. You can also send a letter to your legislators.
Apoyar a participantes en la Vigilia de la Escuela de las Américas
Una vez más, las Hermanas de la Misericordia de las Américas participarán en la vigilia anual en el Fuerte Benning en Georgia para hacer un llamado al cierre de la Escuela de la Armada Estadounidense, SOA/WHISC, del 19 al 21 de noviembre. Les pedimos sus oraciones por el buen viaje de las personas que asistirán a la vigilia y por la apertura de los corazones y mentes de legisladores estadounidenses a quienes se insta cerrar esta instalación. Ustedes pueden encontrar en el sitio web la oración. También pueden enviar una carta a sus legisladores, encuentra esta carta.
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
Where Sisters of Mercy Minister: Canada (40)
The story of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland began when Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming traveled to Dublin, Ireland, where he approached Catherine McAuley to request a community of Sisters of Mercy for his island mission. To facilitate his plan, the bishop agreed to send to the convent on Baggot Street a young lady to be trained as a Sister of Mercy so that she could return to Newfoundland and found a Convent of Mercy in St. John’s. The bishop’s choice for this important role was Marianne Creedon, a young Irish woman who had lived in St. John’s since 1833 and who was familiar with the needs of the mission...
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Mission
Communications Training Day (The Congregation)
To celebrate three years and 36 editions of mercy@live the Southern Province Communications team invited a number of sisters to the Provincial Offices in Cork on 21st October to revisit some of the earlier editions and explore the Mercy websites – www.sistersofmercy.ie and www.mercyworld.org
...All present really appreciated the opportunity of being introduced to our websites and came away with an appetite to delve deeper and spend time exploring the richness and diversity of Mercy.
Messages to Maureen O'Sullivan rsm & Ann Lenihan rsm
1969: Mater Misericordiae Hospital Dunedin, New Zealand shifts from its original site on Royal Terrace to Maori Hill, Dunedin.
Mercy - God’s Compassionate Love
These video reflections by Brenda Dolphin rsm, Postulator, first filmed as a talk to Mercy associates in Great Britain, offer us much to reflect upon on the theme of 'Mercy - God's Compassionate Love'..
A transitional and supportive housing program, Marian House is located in the Better Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore City. We serve homeless women who have suffered through poverty, addiction, abuse, mental illness or incarceration.
How to buy a cell (mobile) phone
Looking to buy a new cell (mobile) phone? Then this article might be of interest to you. While the references to phone carriers are American, the issues treated are international - such as deciding on your feature priorities and what to look for regarding voice quality.