Two new articles have been posted in the MGC section of the website:
Report on the 49th Session Commission For Social Development 9-18 February 2011: Priority Theme for 2011: "Poverty Eradication"
Civil Society Declaration: Eradication of Poverty: a Civil Society Perspective 2011: Multidimensional poverty
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm - Director MGC
Sculpture celebrates work of the Sisters of Mercy (The Congregation)
The sculpture commissioned to celebrate the work of the Sisters of Mercy since their coming to Ennis in 1854 was unveiled last week. The piece, created from polished white marble, depicts two of the Corporal Works of Mercy. “Feed the Hungry” is seen in the girl’s bowl being filled from a jug and the infant wrapped in a blanket depicts, “Clothe the Naked”. It is the work of local Irish sculptor Barry Wrafter.
The sculpture is situated in an archway in a lane near the town’s friary and is part of a series of street furniture, which has been developed in recent years as part of the Ennis Sculpture Initiative.
Speaking of the signnificance of the sculpture the Chairman of the Ennis Tidy Towns Committee, Noel Crowley, said: “The Sisters came to Ennis in 1854 to work with the poor here and I believe that sentiment is very appropriate at the moment -we badly need inspiration right now".
Messages to Ailish O'Brien rsm - Congregation Communications Co-ordinator
New Chancellor for Archdiocese of Tuam
On 1 February 2011, history was made in the archdiocese of Tuam with the appointment by Archbishop Michael Neary of Sr Mary Lyons, a Sister of Mercy, as diocesan Chancellor. Mary is a native of Louisburgh, Co. Mayo.
Messages to Mary Lyons rsm c/- Ailish O'Brien rsm - Communications Co-ordinator
Editor: Mary Lyons' presentation at the MIA Archivists Conference in 2009 which covered the importance of familiarity with both civil and canon law pertinent to archives can be accessed here
Global Action Lived Locally: A Case Study from southern Sudan
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, in their direction statement, "are impelled to commit our lives and resources to act in solidarity with:
the economically poor of the world, especially women and children;
women seeking fullness of life and equality in church and society;
one another as we embrace our multicultural and international reality..."
One example of Sisters of Mercy of the Americas living this commitment is seen in the ministry of Mercy Beyond Borders.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Editor: Mercy Beyond Borders is this week's featured website.
2005: Leaders of the four Mercy Congregations in Aotearoa New Zealand sign the Petition to Rome to become a single Congregation.
Artwork by Marie Henderson rsm - cards, bronzes, sculptures... a wealth of visual resources hich image Catherine
Mercy Beyond Borders, a non-profit Charity founded in 2008 to help the women and girls of Southern Sudan, uses three proven ways to alleviate poverty in Sudan:
1.We educate the women and girls of Sudan
2.We provide seed capital for Sudanese women's projects
3.We promote maternal & child health for the women of Sudan
How to Connect a Laptop Computer To Your Television Screen
Step by step instructions to connecting two digital devices with a link to instructions on how to connect a TV to an iPod.