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Mercy Enews
No. 470 | 11 July 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


Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy (MIA)

Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy –a month long renewal programme for Sisters of Mercy—commenced on 1st July. Throughout this month of July, 25 Sisters of Mercy from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Kenya, Peru, Samoa and the United States have gathered at Mercy International Centre to seek refreshment and renewal and to discern more clearly the invitation of the Spirit in how to live out the mission of Mercy in our church and world.

In the first week, Elizabeth Davis rsm (Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Mercy, Newfoundland) led the group in exploration of the context in which vowed religious life finds itself today. The group focused upon the mosaic of realities of our Earth, society, church and Mercy community and rejoiced in the emerging signs of transformation among us.

A video summary of Elizabeth’s presentations and interactions with the group is linked to this item (00:10:55).

Messages to: Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm – Assistant Director, Spirituality and Heritage

Photo: Participants Gathered in the Doyle Room at MIC


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Hold in Prayer
Delegates from across the seven provinces of The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy are gathering in Galway, Ireland, from July 9 - 20, 2012 to continue the process of our Chapter year. The fruits of these conversations will help shape this continued process of renewal and the discernment of a new leadership team. We invite and welcome your prayerful support.
Messages to Ailish O'Brien rsm - Communications Co-ordinator

Mercy Spirituality Resource
Barbara Wheeley rsm (Americas) advises that the orders for the Mercy Spirituality resource vastly exceeded her hopes and that the copies will be mailed this week - all over the Mercy world. Thank you to all those who ordered copies and helped make the dream of another print run a reality.

On Busyness
"Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day...." The Busy Trap - NY Times

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