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Mercy Enews
No. 464 | 30 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


Fiche Bliain ag Fás agus Fiche Bliain faoi Bhláth 20 Years Growing and 20 Years Flowering (MIA)

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the foundation of Mercy International Association (1992 -2012).

Last week the Leader Members and the Directors of the Board of Mercy International Association met for the Annual General Meeting of the Association, and in recalling the wonderful story of the past 20 years, looked forward in hope to the next 20. The theme of the meeting was Future Horizons and it was facilitated by Breege O’Neill rsm.

Both the Members and Board Directors engaged in conversation on what role MIA might play in the following:

  • Lay Leadership Formation in the charism of Mercy
  • Exposure of Youth to the Mercy Story and Empowerment for Response
  • Membership Support
  • Global Response to Identified Issues of Critical Concern
  • Web-based communication for the enhancement of mission and nurture of Mercy Family

Details of each of these five areas of involvement are linked to this item.

Members ratified the appointment of  Patricia McDermott rsm as the Chair of the Board. They endorsed the work of the Board and Team in furthering the Vision of MIA and gave their support to a funding scenario to meet MIA’s annual funding needs into the future. This includes the building up of an Endowment Fund.

May the next 20 years be truly the ‘flowering years’ for MIA!

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director

Photograph: l-r Patricia Bell rsm (Chair Member MIA) with Denise Fox rsm (Board Member)


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Mercy International Association Limited

Registered in Ireland.
Certificate Number 194263
Public Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered Office: Mercy International Association, 11 Adelaide Road, Dublin 2
Registered Charity no CHY 10078
Directors:Sister Patricia McDermott (US), Peter Burnett (British), Maura Hyland, Sister Coirle McCarthy,
James Peppiatt-Combes (US), Sister Mary Waskowiak (US) and Sister Denise Fox (NZ)