Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Your prayers through the intercession of Venerable Catherine McAuley are requested for the intentions of all those whose names are on the MIA prayer list and, in particular, those who have most recently requested prayers:
Baby, Steve , Caroline Ann, Gretchen rsm, Milena, Safi, Pat, Sandy Aleena, Peter, Teresa.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
A number of items have been newly added to the MGC section of the MIA website:
Announcement: Violence Against Women. The 55th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be held at UN Headquarters in New York from 22 February to 4 March 2011. MGC is sponsoring a challenging panel discussion on Violence Against Women, especially the use of Rape as a Weapon of War to be held at the Church Centre of the UN on March 1,2011. Panelists include Carol Rittner rsm and Deirdre Mullan rsm.
Announcement: Poverty and Climate Change: Voices from Government, The Grassroots, and NGOs
A workshop side event organized by the Working Group on Poverty and Climate Change, NGO Subcommittee on Poverty Eradication. Sponsors include MGC. This event will be held on February 14 in the UN NLB - Conference Room A.
Announcement: Poverty and Climate Change. This position paper is the work of NGO Committee for Social Development of which Deirdre Mullan rsm is a member. The theme of the Commission is Poverty Eradication and the NGO Committee have lobbied the comission using tthis position paper on the relationship of Poverty and Climate Change.
Sisters of Mercy/ Associates interested in attending either of the above events should contact Deirdre Mullan rsm
Announcement: Emerging Issues: Social Protection
Reports: What goes on in the UN Security Council: Subject Sudan and Lebanon.
Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Sudan at the Security Council Stakeout, January 26, 2011
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Make a New Year's Resolution for Immigration Reform (Americas)
The Sisters of Mercy’s Institute Justice Team has launched a New Year’s Resolution Campaign for Just and Humane Immigration Reform in 2011, hoping to collect 1,000 pledges from the Mercy family and friends.
The Mercy pledge cards ask each of us to commit to taking an action or series of actions between New Year’s and Easter that further the goals of immigration reform.
Actions include: daily prayer for immigrants, talking about the issue to others, emailing or meeting with politicians, screening a topical film, volunteering, letter writing.
We welcome your pledge.
Messages to: the Institute Justice Team
Editor: '...to stand in solidarity with immigrants...'is one of the six Critical Concerns, 2005 Chapter Acts, The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Read more here.
Spreading good news - the Institute web pages (GB Institute)
From the four corners of the institute they came, by invitation of the web group, to learn about being 'News Hounds'. How they could help spread good news within the institute and the wider world by means of the Institute web pages?
Imagine this truth: on one day there were over 17,000 hits on our website. It evidently interests more than just Sisters of Mercy. It is in fact a window through which anyone can look in on Sisters of Mercy. What they see/read/understand is up to us. It is the good news of Mercy for today's world...
Messages to Cathy Edge rsm - Institute Communications
Editor: The Institute's web page is this week's featured Mercy website.
Sr Marie Michael Power RIP (Newfoundland)
Editor: The Newfoundland Sisters wrote: ' One of our sisters who died in December was known to many sisters throughout the Mercy world. She had been an archivist in our Congregation for 25 years and would probably have had contact with many archivists. We are thinking that sisters worldwide would appreciate hearing of her recent death.'
The Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland mourn the recent passing of Sister Marie Michael Power in December 2010.
Sister Marie Michael was a strong presence in our Congregation through her ministries of education and leadership. She brought excellence to the field of education as an elementary/secondary school teacher and as administrator.
In 1967 Sister Marie Michael was called to leadership within our congregation, first as congregational treasurer for a period of six years, general councilor for three years and finally as superior general for eight years. For the past twenty-five years her ministry was in the area of archives and heritage of our Congregation.
Sister Marie Michael possessed a keen understanding of the principles of archival work and applied them faithfully to her efforts in gathering and preserving the story of Mercy in Newfoundland and Labrador and Peru. She had an intense love of the Congregation demonstrated in her various ministries and mirrored in the way she applied herself to the field of archives, in the way she held and cared for the documents entrusted to her care, and most especially in her attentiveness to those who came to her for assistance.
Messages to Madonna Gatherall rsm - Congregation Communications
Global Action Lived Locally: A Case Study from Cambodia (2)
Australia’s vision for Global Action stems from their Chapter Proclamation of 2010 as follows:
'LONGING FOR GOD’S MERCY
We Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea find ourselves in a new moment, yearning to relate with a new heart to God, to each other and to all of creation...'
The following profile features an example of Sisters of Mercy of Australia embodying their vision in Cambodia.
Sr. Denise Coughlan works with Metta Karuna (meaning Mercy) Reflection Centre in Cambodia. The Centre is a place where foreigners and Cambodians through encountering storytelling, symbols and reflective moments can see the major issues confronting Cambodia through the eyes of the poor..
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Editor: A video interview with Denise Coughlan rsm can be accessed from the Australian Institute website. Click here to discover how Denise became involved in this ministry and follow through the theological reflection process ( story-context-reflection-action).
Mercies honoured in Australia Day Awards (Australia)
The Sisters of Mercy of Brisbane and the Sisters of Mercy of Gunnedah are delighted to share the news of the acknowledgement in the Australia Day Honours List 2011 of members of their congregations:
Member (AM) in the General Division
Sister Mary Teresa LAWSON, Yeerongpilly Qld
For service to education and to the Catholic Church of Australia, particularly through roles supporting children with a hearing impairment and their families.
Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia
Sister Mary Gemma BURKE, Gunnedah NSW
For service to the community of the Armidale region, and to the Catholic Church
Messages to Mary Lawson rsm
Gemma Burke rsm
Editor: The Honours list provides national and formal recognition for many Australians across the nation who have made a significant difference to their communities
1879: Foundation to Buttervant from Charleville, Co Cork
1972: Auckland Mercy Sisters open Paul V1 College in Leulumoega, Samoa. Judith Leydon rsm is first Principal.
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The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy's website has been recently enhanced with a special focus on Spirituality and an invitation to site visitors to visit their online Prayer Room to be in the presence of our God and in communion with the whole of creation.
Top 10 keyboard shortcuts everyone should know (part 2)
Nos 1-5 of the 'Top 10' keyboard shortcuts were published in last week's Mercy E-News ( 24/1/2011)
F1: Open help for the program you're in. For example, if you press F1 now it would open the help for the browser you are viewing this page in.
Ctrl + P : Print the page being viewed. For example, the document in Microsoft Word or the web page in your Internet browser.
Ctrl + Left arrow / Right arrow : Move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. If you wanted to highlight one word at a time you can hold down Ctrl + Shift and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.
Ctrl + Home / End: Move the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.
Page Up / Space bar and Page Down: Pressing either the page up or page down key will move that page one page at a time in that direction. When browsing the Internet pressing the space bar will also move the page down one page at a time.