Mercy Day 2011 at Baggot Street
On Friday, September 23rd, over 80 Mercy Sisters, Associates, colleagues and friends gathered in the Baggot street Chapel for Mass celebrated by Fr Michael Milners from the Avila Carmelite Centre. The gathering was truly international with representatives of the global Mercy family from America, Australia, Ireland, England and Kenya amongst the congregation. That internationality was reinforced by the accents of those who had special roles in the Eucharistic celebration such as readers and Eucharistic ministers.
Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director
Editor: 138 Mercy Day greetings were posted online. Click here to view these greetings from sisters, associates, co-workers and members of the global Mercy network.
Catherine's Canonisation Cause Prayer Requests
Prayers are requested for all those who have asked for their names to be added to the MIA prayer list, and, in particular: Jason Daddo, Joshua Bye, Daniel Duggan, June Strickland, Andrew Zielinski, Fr Peter Lynch.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Global Action Lived Locally: A Case Study from Ireland
The Northern Province of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland has a small ecological initiative at ‘Glor na Mara’ in Bundoran Co. Donegal.
Our vision is around exploring new ways of educating and awareness-raising towards a new worldview appropriate for our times and especially in the present environmental and global economic crisis.
Messages to:Mary Kate Hagan rsm
Mercy Jubilee Celebration for Lynda and Camilla (Gt Britain Institute)
Family, Sisters and friends, joined Sisters Lynda and Camilla on Mercy Day, Saturday 24th September to celebrate their Silver and Golden Jubilees. The Celebration of Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, was a joyous affair, celebrating Lynda's and Camilla's combined 75 years of commitment and also 180 years of the Sisters of Mercy.
Messages to Cathy Edge rsm - Institute Communications Contact
Editor: Great Britain Institute is this week's featured Mercy site
Australasian Mercy Archivists gather in Brisbane
The Australasian Mercy Archivists’ Conference was held from September 5-9 at the Diana Plaza Hotel close to the Mater Hospital in Brisbane.
Eighteen participants gathered for the biennial conference of Mercy Archivists on the theme 'Living Mercy Through Good Archival Practice'. Together with archivists from Australian congregations and the Institute, we were joined by Stephanie Kitching RSM (Sisters of Mercy, New Zealand).
Messages to: Jane McGee - Archivist Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia
Opening Our Treasures: An interview with Aine Barrins rsm
The seeds for this booklet were planted in 2010 when Aine Barrins rsm was involved in the "Coming Home" programme at Mercy International Centre. Some Sisters in the programme expressed interest in seeing images of Our Lady in Catherine McAuley's time. Having opened the manuscript by Clare Augustine Moore when following up on their request, Aine became enthralled with what she saw and knew she wanted to share those visual treasures with others, but how best to do this and what to share?
Messages to Aine Barrins rsm
Editor: Opening our treasures is this week's featured Mercy resource. This little booklet is available for purchase from Mercy International Centre for 7euros plus postage. Clare Augustine's Book of Flowers can be viewed here.
1778 (?) -Birth of Catherine Elizabeth McAuley, Stormanstown House, Dublin
1984: Foundation to Peru from Swinford, Co Mayo
Opening Our Treasures: Some Images of Mary by Sr Clare Augustine Moore
Clare Augustine Moore's work is a wonderful blend of her artistic talent and her deep personal faith.
It is the hope of Aine Barrins rsm that the reflections she wtote to accompany the artworks "will open up for us a few of the treasures that Clare Augustine Moore has left."
Institute of Our Lady of Mercy Gt Britain
The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy Great Britain is a diverse group of Roman Catholic Women vowed to serve people in need, with a special concern for women and children.
A World Map of the Undersea Internet Cables
A Wikipedia entry states that only 1% of Internet data and voice traffic is transmitted through satellite links while the remaining 99% is still carried by undersea cables spread across the world’s oceans. This explains why Internet services get disrupted when these undersea cables are damaged due to passing ships or in the event of an undersea earthquake.
Source: Digital Inspiration