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Mercy Enews
No. 461 | 09 May 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


Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Making Catherine Known and Loved

Editor: 200 commercial organisations and Church groups will be representing themselves and offering religious goods, Irish craft products and services to the pilgrims in the Main Hall Exhibition Area at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) during the 50th International Eucharistic Congress (June 10 -16). Among the stands to be visited will be the Venerable Catherine McAuley stand (stand 141) which will be staffed by the members of the Canonisation Committee of The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy. Sisters of Mercy volunteers will also assist the MIC team who will conduct tours of Mercy International Centre for interested pilgrims.

The Postulator for the Cause of Catherine McAuley, Brenda Dolphin rsm is one of the list of inspiring and interesting speakers who will take part in the programme of events during the 50th International Eucharistic Congress.

In the following article we learn about preparations underway for the event:

On April 28th, a number of Sisters made their way from different parts of Ireland to Catherine’s House in Baggot Street. It was training day for all, who had committed their time ‘to make Catherine known and loved’, for the duration of the Eucharistic Congress...

Messages to Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa

Photo: Canonisation Committee - From L to R: Catherine McEvoy (Circle of Mercy), Anne Hannon rsm, Anne Reid (Mercy Associate), Ailish O'Brien rsm


Mercy Links

"Best" and "worst" places to be a mother.
In many countries of the world, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. The report newly published by Save the Children makes for timely reading. The charity's annual Mothers' Index uses statistics covering female and child health and nutrition, as well as prospects for women's education, economic prosperity and political participation in its assessment of 165 countries. Read the article in the Guardian and access the report here. The "best' and "worst" list can be found on page 48 of the report.

Huffington Post blogger Timothy Beal, author of "Biblical Literacy: The Essential Bible Stories Everyone Needs To Know" has come up with a quick quiz to test  Bible knowledge. Click here to access the quiz.

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