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Mercy Enews
No. 465 | 06 June 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


Celebrating 170 Years of Mercy (Newfoundland)

On June 3, 1842 three Sisters of Mercy landed in St. John's Harbour to found the first Mercy Convent in the 'new world'.

This year we celebrate 170 years of history and ministry of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland. We have a rich history of dedicated commitment in health care, education, social services and pastoral ministry on the island of Newfoundland, in Labrador, in Peru, in Ontario, Washington, Florida, Ireland and Africa. All of this 'action' is rooted in the 'contemplative' aspect of the Sisters' lives, and especially in the lives of the elder Sisters, where they find their source of grace and energy.

An account of the first foundation in Newfoundland is linked to this item.

Messages to: Elizabeth Davis rsm - Congregation Leader

A reflection to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Francis Creedon, one of the first three Sisters of Mercy to arrive in Newfoundland and upheld by the Newfoundland Sisters of Mercy as founder, can be read here. The history of the Congregation "Weavers of the Tapestry" (published May 2006) written by the late Katherine Bellamy rsm, can be purchased online here.

The Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland is this week's featured website.

Photo: Members of the Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland


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There are still non-residential places available in the following programmes at MIC: Source and Summit: Eucharistic Themes and Daily Living (June 17 -22), Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy ( July 1- 28).

Residential places are available for To Act Justly, To Love Tenderly, To Walk Humbly with God – A Framework for Christian Mercy Ministry (August 7-13) and From Time to Eternity: A Time of Blessing As We Ponder Catherine's Life and Death (November 9-11). Contact Madeleine O'Hanlon at MIC

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