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Mercy Enews
No. 448 | 08 February 2012

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


World Day of the Sick (February 11th)

The aim of the MIA Vision is to keep alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God’s compassion and mercy.

When she founded the Mercy Congregation, the focus of Catherine’s care was ‘the poor, sick and neglected’ and her followers continue ministry in these areas right up to this day. Around the world there are thousands of Mercy men and women ministering in health care. It is therefore very fitting that we celebrate the ministry of care of the sick on February 11th which is now recognised as World Day of the Sick.

The three themes of World Day for the Sick, together with our Prayer seeking Catherine’s intercession for those who are unwell, are detailed in the attached article.

Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm


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