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Mercy Enews
No. 477 | 15 August 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


Gather Again with Catherine for a Good Cup of Tea Event (MIA)

Imagine what it would be like to have a ‘Mercy Gathering’ – to celebrate together the bonds that unite us. Well, maybe that would be beyond the bounds of possibility in the physical sense, but we found last year that we could gather symbolically around the world. Our experience of the ‘Good Cup of Tea’ event was that it provided a setting to celebrate who we are as Mercy and to enjoy what it is that connects us. So this year, in the spirit of the Gathering, we are repeating the invitation:
Gather Again with Catherine for a Good Cup of Tea!

Because of the special significance of 11/11/11, we designated the 11th November, 2011, the 170th anniversary of Catherine’s death as the day for the ‘Good Cup of Tea’ event. It was, of course, a reminder of Catherine’s caring concern for others even in her last moments : ‘Be sure the Sisters have a good cup of tea when I am gone’.

This year, we are suggesting that there be a season in which the ‘Good Cup of Tea’ events might be held and that the season extend from September 24th (Mercy Day) to December 12th (Foundation Day, which this year falls on 12/12/12). The event could be run by groups at a time and on a date convenient to them.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA


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.

Self catering Accommodation at MIC
A self catering area has been established at Mercy International Centre (minimum 3 night stay). The area is ideal for making a private retreat, for enjoying a few quiet days in Dublin or for any reason! For details of facilities and costs,click here.

Wellsprings Programme 2012
To view the video summaries of each presenter, click here.
To read the reflections shared by some of the participants and watch the slideshow overview of the four weeks, click here
To indicate interest in finding out more about the 2013 Wellsprings programme to be held 2nd – 29th June 2013, click here

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