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Mercy Enews
No. 450 | 22 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


Lenten Reflections

Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin the season of Lent. It is a season associated with prayer, fasting and almsgiving, which is, in effect, ‘compassion in action’. The MIA Vision proclaims that ‘God’s gracious and compassionate Mercy is the wellspring, the source of never failing supply, for all those who cherish and seek to live out the gift of Mercy’ and that the vision itself ‘keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among people of the world most in need of God’s compassion and mercy’.

This year, the Mercy International Association’s Lenten Luncheon series will focus on Mercy Global Action’s two major themes. These themes - Opposing Human Trafficking and Cosmology and Eco Justice will be presented in a theological process. Participants will be invited to substitute their lunch with a complimentary bowl of soup and to make a contribution of their regular lunch money to any of the causes presented. Materials used in these presentations will be available online.

Here are some ideas that are related to our two themes which you might like to consider.

Messages to Mary Reynolds rsm


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