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Mercy Enews
No. 472 | 25 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 Three (MIA)

In the third week of Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy renewal programme for Sisters of Mercy, participants were accompanied by Mary C Sullivan rsm, historian, teacher, and noted author on Catherine McAuley and other early Mercy women,

Mary led the group through the life and words of Catherine, as discovered in her letters, the original Rule and Constitutions of the Sisters of Mercy, Catherine’s ‘Suscipe’, the early biographies of Catherine written by those who knew her personally, and other primary sources.

As the group discovered, Catherine McAuley still has very much to say to Sisters of Mercy, especially today, as we commit ourselves to the renewal of our personal and communal lives and ministry.

Mary summarizes some of the themes of this week in these three video clips. The first video addresses Catherine’s unfailing confidence in the providence of God; themes emerging from the original Rule and Constitutions of the Sisters of Mercy, and scriptural influences on Catherine’s spirituality are addressed in the second video. In the third video, Mary speaks about Catherine’s ‘Suscipe.’

Messages to:
Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Mary C Sullivan rsm - Presenter

Editor: The complete article and previous weeks' writeups and video presentations are linked to this item.

PhotoParticipants in session in the International Room at MIC


Mercy Links

Programmes at MIC 2013
A number of programmes and dates have been finalised for 2013. To access details, for inquiries and to make bookings, click here.

Interesting Reading
Into the Future
The journey of women religious since Vatican II by Nancy Sylvester IHM, founder and president of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue.

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