Global Action Lived Locally: Introduction
In this 2011 calendar year, Mercy World E-News will feature a related series: Global Action Lived Locally. In this series, specific ministry sites will be featured. Most will begin with a short description of the need or global injustice that is being addressed by the Mercy community followed by the activities of the featured ministry site. Each feature will be contextualized by the commitment of the Mercy congregation/institute involved in the featured ministry.
The first case study comes from Peru and is a work of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
After decades of civil war, the people of southern Sudan face a referendum on whether to remain united with the north as one country or secede and form their own separate nation.
This is a major-crossroads decision. As a woman from a divided country I am watching closely this event.
Is it ever right to divide a country?
Will there ever be peace?
Whatever way the vote goes- Sudan will never be the same again, because the people will have chosen.
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Further information: You might wish to gather more information on the situation in Southern Sudan through this UN Channel on Youtube
The following items have been added to the MGC section of the MIA website:
Key Dates: Key activities at the UN at the UN from now until I leave in May 2011.
Announcement: 20th International Children's Painting Competition
Statement on Women's Leadership on Climate Justice from the Mary Robinson Foundation
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland 2012 (MIA)
The 50th International Eucharistic Congress is to be held in Dublin from 10 – 17 June, 2012. The opening, as well as many events, will be held at the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) within walking distance of Mercy International. The closing ceremony will be held at Croke Park.
It is envisaged that many people may be seeking accommodation in Dublin at that time.
We offer the following: Bed & Breakfast with other meals available as required.
Bookings will be taken from Monday 14 March 2011. Bookings will be accepted by email only and must be made on the appropriate form. This form will be available on Mercy E-news or by request from 1 March. We may be able to arrange nearby accommodation if over-subscribed.
Acceptances will be strictly in order of receipt, with Sisters of Mercy given priority up to Saturday 30 April. Deposits are not required with applications. Invoices will be sent out for the ‘Bed & Breakfast’ component of the booking later in the year and will be payable by 30 September 2011.
Messages to Sylvia Williams rsm - Assistant Director Administration & Finance
Message of thanks (Australia)
Thank you to all in the Mercy network for your prayers and messages of care and concern for the safety of our sisters and the people of Australia at this time of devastating floods in Queensland and Victoria.
We, too, are conscious at this time of the natural disasters that have also occurred in Brazil, Sri Lanka and of the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.
Messages to Nerida Tinkler rsm - Institute President
Sr Consilio receives Honorary MBE Award (The Congregation)
Sr Consilio Fitzgerald rsm has been awarded an honorary MBE in recognition of her lifelong work in helping individuals and families suffering from alcoholism and other addictions.
News of Sr Consilio Fitzgerald's Honorary MBE has been greeted with delight by people right across Ireland...
Sr Thomasina Finn of the Mercy Sisters Provincial Leadership Team in Naas said; "We heartily congratulate Sr Consilio on gaining the Honorary MBE Award...
May Sr Consilio and all involved in Cuan Mhuire continue as their Mission Statement says:
To provide a context in which persons who feel rejected or dejected because of their addictions, ..... discover their uniqueness, giftedness and the real purpose in life."
Messages to: Consilio Fitzgerald rsm c/- firstname.lastname@example.org
'Baby Jenny' reunited with doctor who saved her in Haiti (Americas)
On January 11, CNN aired coverage of the reunion of Sister Karen Schneider (Mid-Atlantic) with a baby she saved in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Click here to view the video and read an update
Hermana Karen Schneider Se Vuelve a Reunir con Bebé Hallado tras Terremoto
11 de enero, CNN sacó al aire la reunión de la Hermana Karen Schneider (Medio Atlántico) con un bebé que ella salvó después del terremoto en Haití. Pulsar aquí (Sólo en inglés) para ver el video.
Messages to Karen Schneider rsm c/- Pat Kenny rsm Institute Communications
Mercy inducted into Hall of fame (Americas)
Carol Rittner rsm has been selected for induction into the 2011 Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors in perpetuity women citizens of Atlantic County whose contributions have been of greatest value for the betterment of their country.
The Hall of Fame celebrates and recognizes women who have made outstanding achievements and significant contributions in their professional fields, to women and girls' causes, or in community endeavors; and, to motivate and inspire young women to expand their horizons and fulfill their goals. The honor will be conferred on March 22, 2011.
Messages to Carol Rittner rsm
1833: Professed at Baggot St - M. de Pazzi Delaney ( Superior after Catherine); M.Angela Dunne (Foundress Charleville); M. Clare Moore (Foundress - Cork/Bermondsey; nurse, Crimea); M.Frances Warde (Foundress - Carlow/Pittsburgh)
1854: Foundation to Belfast from Baggot St - M. Philomen Maguire
1884: Foundation to Grafton New South Wales - M. Stanislaus Simson
Living for the Church Before Everything Else - The Hardman Family Story
Juliana Hardman ( 1813 - 1884) left Birmingham in 1840 to begin her training as a Sister of Mercy under Catherine McAuley in Dublin. Juliana, returned in 1841 to the new convent built by her father, John Hardman, on Hunters Road. Her cousin Jane Frances ‘Fanny’ Gibson ( 1819 - 1881) followed her to Baggot Street, returning to open a new foundation in Liverpool.
The story of the Hardman family and their contribution to the growth of the Catholic Church is the subject of a new book by Barbara Jeffrey rsm, Archivist of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy (Great Britain).
Copies are available from Sisters of Mercy, Cemetery Road, Yeadon, LEEDS, LS19 7UR
Price: £6.50 plus £1.50 p&p (cheques made payable to “Institute of Our Lady of Mercy”)
Our Mission as Mercy Medical Center is to work together and with others to continue the healing ministry of the Church, promoting the well-being of people in the communities we serve by living the values of compassion, respect, concern for those who are poor, excellence and stewardship.
Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know (part 1)
Here are the nos 1-5 of the 'Top 10' keyboard shortcuts everyone should know:
Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert: Copy the highlighted text or selected item.
Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert: Paste the text or object that's in the clipboard.
Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y: Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would re-do the undo.
Ctrl + F: Open the Find in any program. This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page.
Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc: Quickly switch between open programs.
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