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Mercy Enews
No. 411 | 27 April 2011

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007


Mercy President Enjoys Easter Prayer Breakfast with President Obama (Americas)

 April 21, 2011 – This Holy Week Sisters of Mercy President Mary Waskowiak, RSM, along with approximately 150 other invited faith leaders from a wide range of Christian backgrounds attended Easter Prayer Breakfast hosted by President Obama in the East room of the White House on Tuesday, April 19...

After welcoming those gathered, the President spoke very simply but strongly of the meaning of this week. He spoke of a week that began with the "triumph of Palm Sunday...the simplicity of Holy Thursday...the humiliation and the shame of the cross." "But it didn't end with that. Resurrection came." ..

"This was a unique privilege during this Holy Week and a moment in time that gathered peace and prayer in the midst of incredible world turmoil," said Sr. Mary of the Holy Week gathering at the White House.

Messages to Mary Waskowiak rsm- President Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Editor: On April 19, Sister Anne Curtis, RSM, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas leadership team, joined others in the faith community as well as leaders in business, law enforcement, and former and current elected leaders from across the political spectrum in a meeting with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration issues.

Sister Anne’s reflections on this meeting with the President can be accessed here.



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