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Mercy Enews
No. 462 | 16 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


Religious Sisters of Mercy Philippines Hold Their Seventh General Chapter (Philippines)

On April 9-13, 2012, we, the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Philippines in our 22nd year of autonomy as a Religious Congregation, with Pontifical Right since 1981, and in our 57th year of presence in the Philippines, held our 7th General Chapter of Affairs to review Mercy Life and Ministry with the theme, “Mercy @ 57: Create Pathways to Renewal, and Rediscover New Forms of Mission in the context of Mercy Spirituality and Community Dynamism”..

The Chapter was facilitated by Rev. Father Cruzito Manding CSsR, Provincial Superior of Cebu Redemptorist Province in the Philippines. His opening message was a call to honesty in sincere humility to discern where God is leading us to in our restructuring/refounding of the Congregation in an “Areopagus”. He reminded us that the Chapter is a call to conversion from our doubts, worries and fears to a deeper commitment of Faith as Mercy Sisters...

A full report, including a slideshow of images, is linked to this item.

Messages to: M. Carmela N. Cabactulan rsm

Photo: M Lourdes Amascual rsm, Sister Superior, Addresses Chapter Gathering


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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) May 17
Theme 2012: "Women and Girls in ICT"

" ...we should work to optimize the power of information and communications technology to support sustainable development. By gathering, disseminating and analyzing information, we can accelerate action to protect natural resources, combat climate change and help vulnerable people, including women and girls.

This is especially important in the context of the “Rio+20” United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held next month in Brazil. In the final run-up to the Conference, and then especially afterwards as we implement the decisions taken there, information and communications technology can make possible new approaches and solutions for a sustainable future."  Ban Ki-Moon - UN Secretary-General

Some ways to become involved with Mercy International Centre:

Contribute to the MIA Library
Mercy International Association is developing a library of published works by and/or about Sisters of Mercy, Associates within Mercy, and our Mercy ministries.

In order to develop this library, we desire that Sisters, Associates, and partners-in-ministry provide complimentary copies of their published works that can be housed in this library. These works can be mailed to: Mercy International Centre, Library,
64a Lower Baggot Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland.

Volunteer Your Gifts and talents at MIC
Mercy International Association invites applications for the Volunteer Live In/General Duties Position
Mid August to November/December 2012 (dates are flexible). Further details can be found here

Participate in a Programme
There are still places available in the following programmes at MIC:Source and Summit: Eucharistic Themes and Daily Living (June 17 -22), Watering the Roots ( July 1- 28) and Come Home to Catherine (August 19 - 25)
Further details can be found here

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