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Mercy Enews
No. 456 | 04 April 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


Mercy involvement with the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (MIA)

This week as we enter into the Triduum services of Holy Week, the Catholic community around the world will be commemorating in a special way the institution of the Eucharist in the rituals of the breaking of the bread and the washing of feet in Holy Thursday celebrations.

The Second Vatican Council defined the Eucharist as the ‘source and summit of the whole Christian life’ (Lumen gentium, ¶11). To draw the universal Church more deeply into a Eucharistic spirituality, plans are underway for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress which will be held in Dublin in June 2012.

In the spirit of the Eucharistic Congress, Mercy International Association and the Irish Committee for the Cause of Catherine’s Canonisation are planning some special events preceding, during, and after the Congress. These events are designed to link the Mercy World with the energy of this Congress and highlight and celebrate Catherine’s love for the Eucharist.

Details are linked to this item.

Messages to:  Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality


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Please Pray for Rain for Kenya

Readers of Mercy e-News are asked to pray for 'long rains' for Kenya. The rain is late in arriving - it was due in March - and the weather is hot and oppressive. There were some showers in February but solid, steady rain is needed to ensure there will not be a drought.

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