Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer requests
Please remember in your prayers all those whose names are on the MIA 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
Global Action Lived Locally: A Case Study from the United States of America
Impelled by the urgent crisis of violence to our Earth, the Sisters of Mercy are committed to Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream. Through this initiative the Sisters of Mercy seek to inspire each of us to play a role in creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on this planet.
Messages to Mary Purcell - Assistant Director Global Action
Upcoming Events and programmes at MIC (MIC)
Thinking of renewal time or simply interested in undertaking a short programme?
Consult the 'Calendar of Events and Programmes' to discover details of the many programmes on offer at Mercy International Centre this year.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director
Opening of new St John's Mercy mobile hospital in Joplin (Americas)
Within one week of the tornado hitting Joplin and St John's Regional Medical Center, a 60-bed mobile hospital offering a full array of services, including emergency, surgery, imaging, lab and inpatient care and able to withstand 100 mile-per-hour winds, the facility opened for patients Sunday, May 29. This facility is named St. John’s Mercy Hospital.
It’s a symbol not only for the rebuilding of Mercy health care services in the southwest Missouri community, but also for the renewal of life and hope in an entire region. And maybe beyond.
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications or Stephanie Heiland - Institute External Communications Manager, will be forwarded.
Newfoundland Foundation June 3, 1842 (Newfoundland)
On June 3, 1842 a sailing schooner, the Sir Walter Scott, entered the harbour of St. John's, Newfoundland. On the wharf were Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming and many townspeople excited to welcome three Sisters of Mercy who were to establish the first foundation of the Mercy Order in the "new world."
The three women from Baggot Street had left Kingstown Harbour on May 2 for the difficult and dangerous crossing of the north Atlantic. Who were these three courageous Sisters of Mercy? They were Sisters Ursula Frayne, Rose Lynch and Francis Creedon.
A reflection on Mary Francis Creedon has been posted on the Newfoundland Mercy website and is linked to this item.
Messages to Madonna Gatherall rsm - Communications contact
Matariki -welcoming the Maori new year (Aotearoa New Zealand)
"Nga mihi atawhai - greetings to all in mercy! Matariki starts early this month, on June 4, and with it comes the call to join Maori in celebrating their new year. The appearance of the Pleiades, a cluster of stars in the pre-dawn sky, is the centuries -old signal for Maori that nature’s cycle of growth and life is about to begin once more...
Matariki is also a time for renewing our sense of whakapapa, our ancestry, the DNA we’ve inherited that makes us who we are and endows us with resources for the future. For those ous who live or work in a Mercy world, it’s another chance to give thanks for those brave Mercy pioneers who left their homes and familiar worlds to move to new frontiers and challenges.
As our sisters and their friends in Wellington prepare to celebrate 150 years of Mercy in that city, we remember Mother Bernard Dickson and her two companions, who left the home in Auckland where they had not long settled, to journey once more to the unknown..."
Source: Imaging Mercy Today June 2011
Messages to Katrina Fabish rsm - Communications Contact Leadership Team
1875: Foundation to Rathangan, Co Kildare from Alton Towers, Shrewsbury, England - M Magdalen Monaghan
A history of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland written by Kathrine Bellamy rsm published by Flanker Press, St. John’s 2006.
The Hope Foundation is a registered Irish charity set up in 1999 to help restore basic human rights to the street children of Kolkata (Calcutta). HOPE today has offices in Ireland, the UK, Germany and India.
iphone, therefore I am: are gadgets stealing our humanity?
"...Technology pundits, social researchers and even philosophers are now pondering whether society's relentless march towards information overload is stealing rather than augmenting our humanity..."
Source: The Age