Global Action Lived Locally: A Case Study from Australia
Mercy Sisters in Australia are very active in ACRATH, the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.
A report of a visit ACRATH made to over 100 Members of Australia's Parliament and their advisers to voice their concerns for people who are trafficked is linked to this item.
Sisters of Mercy, Sr Carole McDonald, Sr Therese Power and Sr Anne Tormey were part of this advocacy visit. It is an example of how Mercy Sisters work with other organisations to advocate at national level.
Messages to Mary Purcell - Assistant Director Global Action
International Good Cup Of Tea Event (MIA)
The Watchung, New Jersey Development Office of Mid-Atlantic. Community, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, reports that it has invited Sisters, Associates and friends for A Good Cup of Tea event on October 22, 2011.
Share details of the plans you have for your " Good Cup of Tea" event and photos from your event, or from Mercy places and spaces where Sisters, associates, colleagues and members of the Mercy network are shown enjoying a good cup of tea prior to the event.
Messages to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage of Young Mercy Leaders
It has been two months since 142 Young Mercy Leaders gathered in Dublin coming from Mercy-affiliated high schools and universities in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Britain, Ireland, and the United States.
While the energy of the group gathered was tremendous, there is evidence that it is not dying out as students returned to their home communities. Mercy International Association has heard from many of the delegations about ways in which the students are sharing this Mercy story with others in their schools and universities.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
The Mercy International Centre Christmas Card design is taken from the hand illuminated Rule and Constitution circa 1842 by M. Clare Augustine Moore 1808-1880.
The cards can be purchased from the MIC Gift Shop in person or online for 50 cents each.
While the fundraising aspect is important, the design of these cards also helps raise awareness of Mercy International Centre and the wonderful heritage items held here.
Messages to Sylvia Williams rsm - Assistant Director Administration & Finance
'Getting up again' to answer Mercy's Call (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Editor: In issues 430 and 431 of Mercy E-News were published articles 'A Day to Celebrate Mercy' and 'Celebrating Mercy with Mary C Sullivan rsm' written about a series of reflective talks given by Mary C Sullivan rsm.
Denis Horton in the latest edition of Imaging Mercy Today presents his considered reflection on the reports of that day, drawing on the video clip (13 minutes) that is part of those reports.
Denis concludes: " Mary C Sullivan ended her reflection by quoting from a letter of Catherine’s, written to Frances Warde at Carlow in1840, when she confessed to being so tired that “the name of another foundation would make me sick – but they say I would get up again.” Getting up is the persistent call of the Gospel, Mary C Sullivan concluded. Mercy people do not retire from their commitment to serve the poor. Each day is a new beginning, another chance for us to share in Jesus’ mission of mercy. "
Messages to Katrina Fabish - Leadership Communications
Mercy leaders speak out on matters of justice (Americas)
The Sisters of Mercy leadership team sent this letter to Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, thanking him for his letter to the U.S. Bishops urging them to continue educating and advocating on behalf of the poor and jobless of this country.
In a letter sent to President Obama in response to his scheduled meeting with Honduran President Porfirio Lobo at the White House on October 5, 2011, Sisters of Mercy urged him to use this encounter with President Lobo to deliver an unequivocal message on the need for human rights improvements and an end to the impunity still present in Honduras.
Messages to Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications
Living Mercy in life and into the future (Australia / Brisbane)
Editor : 2011 marks the sesquicentenary of the Sisters of Mercy in Queensland and All Hallows’ School.The Living Mercy Conference attracted over 200 attendees who heard three keynote speakers: Caitlin Conneely rsm, Deirdre Mullan rsm and Peta Goldberg rsm
An edited version of the address given by Caitlin on Catherine McAuley " A Woman of Saintly Service" has been published on the Living Mercy website
Deirdre, who has just finished as the Executive Director of Mercy Global Concern - UN Desk of the Sisters of Mercy spoke about the influence of Catherine McAuley on Global Issues and took the participants on a world tour of Mercy Ministries around the world.
Peta explored what it means to be mercy into the future in the light of contemporary reasearch into Catholic identity.
In an article posted on the Institute of Sisters of Mercy Australia website, Sandra Lupi rsm, Congregation leader, reflects on this year of "Living Mercy" and how that theme "has given us the opportunity to rejoice and celebrate the vision, courage and fidelity of the past; to acknowledge our past and present limitation in living mercy in our actions and our structures and to honour the passion for mercy that sustains and motivates us in the present..."
Messages to Sandra Lupi rsm - Congregation Leader Sisters of Mercy Brisbane
St Mary's Convent, Handsworth, Birmingham - celebrating 170 years of living Mercy (Gt Britain Union)
In true Mercy style, we gathered to celebrate these 170 years of Ministry through so many changes in Religious Life, in the Church and in the city of Birmingham. We celebrated for three days...
I think Catherine would have been surprised and greatly pleased by the cultural diversity represented at the celebrations and she would have recognised how the Sisters have taken to heart her own words: “Every place has its own particular ideas and feelings which must be yielded to when possible”.
Just as Catherine welcomed the stranger and acknowledged those who were different, so the Sisters over the years have done the same—welcoming and working alongside those of other faiths, races and cultures who have moved to the area seeking a better life, often a life free from persecution. In a special way, the Sisters link with the leaders of these varied ethnic and religious communities in the continuing search for harmony and peaceful co-existence...
Messages to Philomena Bowers rsm.
150 years of caring for the nation (The Congregation)
The Mater Misericordia University Hospital, Dublin celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year, "150 years caring for the nation".
On 24th September, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, the actual day of its founding in 1861, a Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated by the Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin in the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin. The ‘Mater Magnificat’ composed by Professor Gerard Gillen for the 150th was sung for the first time by The Palestrina Choir.
Messages to: Margherita Rock rsm - Mater Mission Effectiveness Office
Editor: 150 Years Caring for the Nation anniversary supplement which was published in the Irish Times on the 14th of June 2011 can be accessed here.
The Mater website is this week's featured Mercy website.
1863: Death of M Angela Dunne, Foundress of Charleville, Co Cork
1928: Diocesan Normal School, Albany accredited - M Joan of Arc
The Correspondence of Mother Vincent Whitty
This hard cover, attractively produced book, edited by Brisbane Sisters Anne Hetherington and Pauline Smoothy, contains over 340 letters written to, by or about Mother Vincent (Ellen) Whitty. They cover a period of fifty-two years, from her entry into the Congregation in Dublin in 1839 to her death in Brisbane in 1892. They are an important resource, not only for the Brisbane Congregation, but for the whole Mercy world, as many of the letters pertain to Mother Vincent’s time as Rev Mother in Baggot Street (1849-1855).
Of particular significance is the exchange of letters between the young Sr M Vincent and M M Cecilia Marmion during the final days of Catherine McAuley’s life, and M Vincent’s correspondence relating to the sending of Sisters to the Crimean War.
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is a charitable voluntary hospital and holds a unique place in the delivery of healthcare not only to the community of North Dublin but also to the rest of the country with its tertiary services. The Hospital was established in 1861 under the auspices of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.
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