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:
Louise Ryan, Carole Simmonds, Conor, Bernadette Robison, Helena O'Donoghue, Mia Lenz, C
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
19th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD)
The 19th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD), a commission of the Economic and Social Council which enables a high level forum on sustainable development, met in New York from May 2-13th 2011.
Sister Mary Bilderback, RSM, a veteran attendee of the CSD in New York, offers her experience of the CSD, linked to this item.
Messages to Mary Bilderback rsm
Celebrating a precious legacy (Aotearoa New Zealand)
It’s a century and a half since the first Sisters of Mercy arrived in Wellington on June 14, 1861. The trio made the week-long trip by steamer from Auckland in response to a request from Bishop Philippe Viard to save a mission on the verge of collapse.
Leading the group was Englishwoman Mother Bernard Dickson, who had served with a group of Irish Mercy sisters, nursing wounded soldiers in the Crimean War before being invalided home after suffering frostbite and two attacks of typhoid.
Messages to Katrina Fabish rsm Leadership Communications
Editor: The website of Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand is this week's featured Mercy website.
Two women make final vows as Sisters of Mercy
June 8, 2011 – Sisters Mary Omolara Oladimeji and Trinette Charmaine Jayawardene professed their perpetual, or final, vows as Sisters of Mercy at a Mass held at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel in Auburn, California on June 4.
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
Global Action Lived Locally: A Case Study from the Philippines
“Holy Infant College is a community of persons committed to excellence in education and integral formation of all learners in an environment of Christian Faith, compassionate love, justice and peace, and integrity of creation –towards responsible stewardship in the Church and Philippine society.”
The vision underscores, among others, the integrity of creation, which specifically includes the value of love for the environment and specific reminders to :
• Conserve water and energy, use or re-use/recycle materials properly.
• Support actively advocacy programs for the care and protection of the environment.
• Show creativity and attentiveness in discovering new ways of conserving the earth's nonrenewable resources
• Use available resources judiciously, efficiently, and responsibly.
• Keep surroundings clean and support practices of proper waste management.
Messages to Carmela Cabactulan rsm
The Saville Apology - one year later (The Congregation)
'As my home city prepares to remember the historic apology from the British Government one year ago this month, my brother, Don Mullan, author of "Eyewitness Bloody Sunday" (the key research which lead to
the new inquiry) and producer of the documentary film "Bloody Sunday" speaking at a commencement at De Paul University Chicago on Friday June 10th, 2011 where he received an honourary degree for his human rights work, said that while the apology was significant, it did not address many other issues especially the cover-up which actually lead to Bloody Sunday in January 1972. "Apologies are one thing but understanding the mindsets behind governments which deliberately murder innocent victims, as we see unfolding week after week in the current Middle East crisis, are unsettling."
Three Derry Mercy Sisters were joined year after year by other Mercy women from the North on the commemoration march each year. The Bloody Sunday families say that it was this solidarity which gave them the courage to continue their lonely campaign for over 40 years.'
Messages to Deirdre Mullan rsm
1898: Ministry began in workhouse, Mullingar, Co Westmeath - M Raphael O’Reilly
Search the database of quotes by or about Sisters of Mercy.
Today's Mercy quote is from M Ignatius McQuoin: 'I see how little one can do….and how eager we should be to do that ‘little’ well.'
Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand
On 12 December 2005 the four Congregations of Aotearoa New Zealand united to become a single Congregation – Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.
Libraries have a bright future in our brave new world
We forget sometimes, as we fret about the future of the book, that the future is about more than books. It's about more than authors, or bookshops. It's about more than Amazon, or Google, or the new Nook versus the slightly older Kindle. The future is also about the past. About memories and how they can shape what is still to come...
Source: The Age