Why is MIA focusing on Environment?
You might have noted for the last number of issues of E news we have been focusing on the topic of Cosmology and Environment, portraying the work of the Sisters of Mercy in all the Congregations and Institutes and the work they are doing on sustainable development. Mercy Global Action is focusing on Environment as one of its two major themes (the other being Trafficking/Prostitution). The reasons for this are threefold...
Messages to Mary Purcell - Assistant Director Global Action
World Environment Day (MGC)
On June 5, 2011, the United Nations celebrated World Environment Day to increase awareness on the state of the environment and to highlight actions people are taking all over the world to sustain our planet for future generations.
In this article Aine O'Connor rsm proposes three ways for members of the Mercy network to celebrate and commit to World Environment Day.
Messages to Aine O'Connor rsm - Mercy Global Concern
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer requests
Your prayers are asked for all those whose names are on the MIA prayer list, in particular those whose names are most recently added:
Maria Brunnings, Rhonda Hogan, Helen Cote PM, Charles McGee, Clare s, Catherine Flemming, Sarah McCarthy, Orla, Anne Jones.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Chapter of Discernment
The Fifth Institute Chapter will open on June 20, 2011, at St. Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. Preparations for this Chapter began in 2008 with a process to lead members to identify the question for discernment. Members were challenged by the initial question in this process: What is the great work that the Institute Chapter of 2011 is being called to do? Three years later that question has emerged and we invite all Sisters of Mercy to join us in our prayer as we begin.
Rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and the charism of mercy that was gifted to Catherine McAuley, we, Sisters of Mercy, conscious of our communion with one another, our extended Mercy family and all creation, yearning to face those areas in our lives needing conversion; desiring to strengthen our solidarity with those suffering in our broken world; and grappling with the complexity of the 21st century,
We ask you, God of Mercy, who is Wisdom and Mystery, where do we need to be led now to come to both a deeper response to the Critical Concerns and a radical embrace of our identity?
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
The Fertile Rock of Co. Clare (The Congregation)
In this wide ranging and enriching article, Canice Hanrahan rsm draws on poetry, memory, lived experience and history in sharing her reflections, prompting the reader to want to commit to 'some time make the time to drive out west into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore…’ (Seamus Heaney).
Messages to Canice Hanrahan rsm
Reflection on the Chapter Statement of the Sixth Institute Chapter (Australia)
The Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea held their Sixth Institute Chapter from September17-25, 2010
In this paper published last week on the Institute website Anne Tormey rsm presents six reflections on the Chapter Statement "Longing for God's Mercy". She writes (in part)
'..The Chapter statement speaks of “ a new moment”, “ a new heart”, “ new eyes”, “ new
possibilities” “ new consciousness”; of “ yearning to relate”, “imagining new possibilities”, “being
impelled to respond”, “ living the gospel”; of” fidelity”, “personal and communal conversion”, “ of
hearts centred on God” , of “ a world longing for God’s mercy”. The passages from the Constitutions
which follow emphasise the praxis of contemplation, conversion, communion, ministry, exercising a
public voice, partnership and collegiality, and remind us of the ecclesial identity of our charism...'
Messages to Anne Tormey rsm
1941: Amalgamation of Adelaide and Mt Gambier
Mercy resources - find these online
Mercy Resources is intended to be an online catalogue of items produced by Sisters of Mercy and their associates which convey the spirit of Mercy and the charism of Catherine McAuley.
Is your Mercy resource listed here?
Mercy Investment Services inc
Mercy Investment Services, Saint Louis, Missouri is an asset management program for the collective investment and professional management of the endowment, operating, and other funds of the Sisters of Mercy and the eligible sponsored and co-sponsored ministries that choose to participate, all of which are tax-exempt organizations engaged in religious and charitable activities.
The Hubble Telescope's Greatest hits
The legendary space telescope celebrates its 20th year in orbit