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
Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy
At the Mercy International Centre 24 Sisters of Mercy from around the world gathered for the inaugural month long programme Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy. Each week was led by a different presenter, three of whom are Sisters of Mercy.
A report on the month long renewal programme written by the participants is linked to this item.
How Climate Change is affecting Small Pacific Islands (MGA)
Sisters of Mercy and their friends and associates might wonder why MIA is dedicating much of its time to working on the issue of environment and climate change and why we are working towards influencing the Durban Conference on Climate Change later this year and the Rio + 20 UN conference in 2012 on sustainable development.
As we have indicated previously, we see climate change as being one of the major challenges facing the earth at present. It has no doubt contributed to the continued extreme weather variations in East Africa which has led to famine in the region...
Travelling from Wanepap (PNG), Dunedin, (New Zealand), Adelaide, Melbourne, Parramatta and Sydney - the gathering of ten candidates, newer members and formators took place recently at the Good Samaritan Congregation Centre at Glebe Point, New South Wales.
Some of the highlights of the conference are linked to this item.
Where does a woman go to live, if she has just arrived in Wellington with no money or family, out of work, discharged from hospital or released from prison?
The gap in services for homeless women has been identified by a group of four women including Marcellin Wilson rsm, who have established a Wellington Homeless Women’s Fund with the intention of providing emergency accommodation for women.
1873: Foundation to Rockhampton from Brisbane - M Vincent Whitty/M de Sales Gorry
Sacred the Hour
Sacred the Hour is a meditation on the Rosary, the great prayer of Mary. Through a series of reflections we are drawn into the mysteries of the Rosary and invited to pause in a moment of time to hear again the unfolding plan of God.
Mercy Law Resource Centre, Ireland
Mercy Law Resource Centre is an independent law centre, set up by the Sisters of Mercy in 2009. It provides a free, quality and holistic legal service to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
10 things that might be killing your Wi-Fi
From microwaves to Christmas lights, there are some common household items that might be affecting your Wi-Fi network, according to this article in PC & Tech Authority online.
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