Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer requests
Prayers are requested for the intentions of the following persons:
Briannan, Padric and Judy Breen, Catherine Kelly and 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
Shop online at Mercy International Centre
The Mercy International Centre Gift Shop, physically located on the basement level of the Centre in what was probably the laundry, can be visited online to purchase items of interest to the Mercy world, handmade items by Sisters of Mercy and Associates, and a selection of varied merchandise made in Ireland.
A Day to Celebrate Mercy (GB Union)
Editor: In last week's Mercy E-News a report from the Sisters of Mercy Great Britain Institute alerted readers to the Reflection Day with Mary Sullivan rsm (Americas) in St. Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, organized by the Canonization Group.
This week Philomena Bowers rsm outlines further for us some of the rich material that Mary Sullivan rsm broke open in her talk.
Sr Philomena writes: ...We were so pleased to welcome Mary who is completing her biography of Catherine. Mary reminded us that Catherine’s vision and ministry were under-pinned by her faith, her theological understandings. It was encouraging to be reminded that Catherine arrived at her theological understanding the same way we do — in Scripture, by reading, by conversations...
Messages to Philomena Bowers rsm
Explosion in Mukuru, Nairobi (The Congregation)
Editor: The following item was received from The Congregation (Ireland) on Tuesday 13th September.
'The Congregational Office has just received word from Sr Liz Fletcher that there has been an oil explosion in the Sinai village, Mukuru, Nairobi. All the sisters are safe, thank God...but there are a lot of people dead or injured. Please keep all in your prayers.'
Messages to Ailish O'Brien rsm - Communications Co-ordinator
Mercy Leadership Calls For Reflection and Action on 10th Anniversary of September 11th
This week the attention of the world has been drawn to the 10th Anniversary of September 11th.
The leadership of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas posted an invitation online on the Institute website inviting 'each one of us in the Mercy family to use this 10th anniversary of September 11th to pray and reflect on our complicity in violent responses to crises in our world and how we might draw on our commitment to nonviolence to live differently--both with our neighbors locally and with all peoples of our precious world. We trust with God’s strength and wisdom that we will find a way…together...'
The invitation is drawn to readers' attention and the additional resources made available for reflection on finding new ways of living as members of the global community remain available for readers to access.
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
A Land of Contrasts (The Congregation)
I have just returned with my niece from a month in South Africa, where Christine was volunteering as a speech therapist, and as I reflect on the experience, I wonder which aspect I should highlight.
Should I talk about the beauty of the landscape... Should I talk about the wonder of seeing animals running free in their own environment...the warm Mercy hospitality...the kindness and thoughtfulness of so many other South Africans...
South Africa is, without doubt, a land of contrasts...
Messages to Philomena Horner rsm
1878: First Native-american mission in Maine, Indian Island, Old Town - M Francis Warde
1957: Foundation to British Columbia, Canada
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Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care, North Carolina, USA
Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care, Inc. exists to provide cost-effective quality-oriented health care to the residents, businesses and industries of North Carolina, adhering to the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, which are: sacredness of life, dignity of the individual, justice, mercy, service and excellence.
Newly discovered planets include super-Earth
Astronomers have discovered more than 50 new planets orbiting stars beyond the sun, including a ''super-Earth'' with the potential to support life.
The planet is 3.6 times larger than Earth and orbits its star in under 60 days, a distance that puts it within the star's habitable zone - where liquid water can exist on the surface under the right conditions.
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