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Mercy Enews
No. 471 | 19 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 - Week Two (MIA)

During the first week of the renewal programme, Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy, the participants gathered at Mercy International Centre explored with Elizabeth Davis rsm (Newfoundland) the context in which vowed religious life finds itself today. Particular attention was given to ecological understandings of ourselves in our world. In the second week, Elaine Wainwright rsm (Brisbane, Australia) built upon the foundations created by Elizabeth and deepened the exploration of what it means to embody mercy in today’s world.

Elaine is a biblical scholar with a particular expertise in the study of the gospels. One of her passions is to explore the gospels with others as we bring our lives and the Word together. Throughout the week, she led the renewal group in engaging with the theme of embodied mercy in the Gospel of Matthew. The group brought their own reflections on embodied mercy into dialogue with the beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew. They focused in particular on the ways in which different Gospel characters together with Jesus embody mercy and the ways Earth and all its constituents are likewise embodied in this gospel story of mercy.

For a video presentation summary of Elaine’s time with the renewal group, access the video here.

Messages to:
Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm
Elaine Wainwright rsm

Editor: Over these four weeks of the Wellsprings programme the Mercy E-News Feature (July 11, 18, 25 and August 1) will highlight the overview video of the keynote presentations from Elizabeth Davis rsm, Elaine Wainwright rsm, Mary C Sullivan rsm and Ray Maria McNamara rsm. The four presentations will be accessible from  the news section on mercy world as these become available.

Photo: l-r Mary Waskowiak rsm (Facilitator), Elaine Wainwright rsm (Presenter). and Brigid Clyne rsm (Participant)


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Programmes at MIC 2013
The following programmes and dates have been finalised for 2013:

Sun June 2 – Sat June 29 : Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy

Tue July 16 – Fri July 19: Pilgrimage of Young Mercy Leaders (for Secondary School students)

Sun July 28 – Sat Aug 3: Come Home to Catherine

Sun Aug 25 – Sat Aug 31: Come Home to Catherine

As other dates are finalised they will be advertised in Mercy E-News with links to further information in the "Programmes" section on the mercyworld.org website.

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