International Good Cup Of Tea Event
People across the Mercy world are invited to support Mercy International Association by joining the International Good Cup of Tea event on Friday 11/11/11.
The aim is to celebrate the life and legacy of Catherine McAuley and to raise funds for the ongoing work of Mercy International Association.
The event can be organised in communities, homes, schools, hospitals and ministry workplaces. Anyone can host a Good Cup of Tea event. Whether you raise €10, €100 or €1000, you will be part of a worldwide event that really does make a difference.
Further details will be explained in next week's Mercy E-News.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Take Action on Climate Change for Mercy Day, 24 September 2011 (MGA)
This year Mercy Day coincides with the Moving Planet Project of www.350.org website, which is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. Moving Planet is an international effort, on behalf of Earth’s Climate, with participants from all around the globe taking part. It aims at moving us all beyond our dependence on fossil fuels (see www.moving-planet.org). One phrase goes ‘let’s move the planet in the right direction’.
Messages to Mary Purcell - Assistant Director Mercy Global Action
International Day of Peace (MGC)
The United Nations invites the world to celebrate International Day of Peace today September 21, 2011. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this celebration. The day’s theme is “ Peace and Democracy: Make Your Voice Heard.”
The Secretary- General’s words inspire reflection as we prepare to celebrate Mercy Day worldwide.
Who and what needs Mercy worldwide to speak out today?
This Mercy Day, how might Catherine McAuley and the Gospel call us anew to make our voice heard?
Messages to Áine O’Connor rsm - Interim Director MGC
170 Years of Mercy in Handsworth (Gt Britain Institute)
The 15th, 16th and 16th of September have been days of celebration at St Mary’s Convent, Handsworth, Birmingham.
Sisters, Associates and friends have been celebrating 170 years since the opening of the Convent. St. Mary’s Convent, a Pugin Building, opened in 1841 a few months after St. Chad’s Cathedral opened a mile down the road.
It is a place of welcome, active engagement, spiritual enrichment and pilgrimage. Sisters at St Mary’s reach out to people of different faiths and cultures in the area, provide a place to uplift the hearts and minds of everyone
Messages to Sisters of Mercy Handsworth
Editor: St Mary's is this week's featured Mercy website
Newfoundland Sister of Mercy Receives Award
On September 13, Sister Elizabeth Davis received the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s highest honour. The Award “recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence and achievement in any field of endeavor benefiting in an outstanding manner Newfoundland and Labrador and its residents.” Sister Elizabeth received the Award for her contribution in the field of health care, both provincially and nationally. '
Messages to: Elizabeth Davis rsm
My Time at Mercy International Centre (The Congregation)
I have had a most wonderful experience of Mercy world at Mercy International Centre.
During my four months here I have met sisters, associates and lay partners in Mercy from near and far. I have seen them from Australia, (Brisbane, Queensland, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth), U.S.A. South America, South Africa, Philippines, England, Jamaica, Guam, Peru, New Zealand Honduras and from all around Ireland. People, young and not so young, Associates, present and past Mercy students, children of past students, present and past co- workers come from all over the world to visit the house of Catherine. The interest in this woman Catherine is amazing.
The door bell has been constant with people wanting tours, some just wanting to see the Chapel and the grave. It is a wonderful experience. Some of these people are told about the Centre by their parents or friends and Sisters of Mercy. Others just see the Statue of Catherine and Lady and baby and decide to come...
Messages to Caroline Kinyua rsm
The Contribution of the Sisters of Mercy to Education (The Congregation)
On Thursday September 15th 2011, the official presentation of ‘The Contribution of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy to Education: a joint project of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy and the Department of History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth’ took place in Rhetoric House, Maynooth. This study was commissioned by the Congregational Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy and was researched and written by Dr. Máire Ni Chearbhaill.
Messages to Ailish O'Brien rsm - Communications co-ordinator
1862: Foundation to Batavia, NY from Rochester - M Stanislaus McGarr
1893: Foundation to Marshalltown, Iowa from Providence, Rhode island - M Angela Delaney
This week's feature article 'On Mercy Day' provides rich stimulus for those seeking resources for prayer and reflection.
The Convent is home to the Sisters of Mercy, founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin in 1831. John Hardman’s daughter, Juliana became the first superior of the convent. It was decided that as St Mary’s was the last house founded by Catherine McAuley it should continue as a Spirituality and Associates Centre, offer a Heritage Trail and extend a Ministry to local women and children.
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