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Mercy Enews
No. 428 | 23 August 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


A Letter from Catherine McAuley to Young Mercy Leaders

On the final day of the August 2011 Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage in Baggot Street, Dublin, Aine Barrins rsm read a letter, addressed to the Young Mercy Leaders, which she composed in the style of Catherine McAuley's writing. Aine read this letter as a Communion Reflection during the Pilgrimage Mass.

In this video clip, Aine is reading the letter in Catherine McAuley's room in Baggot Street and is sitting at Catherine's writing desk.

Messages to Aine Barrins rsm

Editor: The Irish Catholic (Thursday, August 18)  features an article 'A journey towards Mercy' in which journalist Mags Gargan reports on the first Dublin Pilgrimage for Young Mercy Leaders. Click on the link then scroll to page 23 to find the full page illustrated article.


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