Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests (MIA)
Only God makes saints but it is up to us to tell Catherine's story. Her story is, as is the story of all saints, a love story. It is a story of a God who loves and of the beloved who learns how to reciprocate and share that love. Anne Hannon rsm Vice postulator. Read the complete article here.
Prayers through the intercession of Venerable Catherine are requested for the intentions of: Peter O'Reilly, Doris Mchale and all those who have asked us for prayers.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Mary Duffy rsm - Vice postulator Australia, New Zealand, Philippines
Celebrating Remembrance Day at Baggot Street (MIA)
Will you be in Dublin on Sunday, 11th November – the anniversary of Catherine's death??
If so, you are warmly invited to the celebration of the Eucharist at 1.30pm followed by lunch at Mercy International Centre, 64A Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
RSVP please by 7th November.
Messages: to Madeleine O'Hanlon - Receptionist or +353 (0)1 6618061.
Mercy International Association Intention for the Coming Week (MIA)
Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. At the Millennium Summit, world leaders committed themselves by the year 2015 to cutting by half the number of people living in extreme poverty - people whose income is less than one dollar a day.
Mercy International Association supports that commitment and recognises that action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world are constructive dimensions of preaching the Gospel.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Editor: The theme for 2012 is Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting Empowerment and Building Peace. Resources for use on this day can be accessed here. A Prayer Service provided by the USG/UISG Secretariat in multiple languages can be accessed here.
Mercy International begins Digitizing Archival Resources (MIA)
Mercy International Association holds precious resources in our archival collection, including original artwork by Clare Augustine Moore, original letters written by and to Catherine McAuley, hand lettered Rule and Constitutions by Cecilia Marmion, and other manuscripts and letters by early Mercy women surrounding Catherine.
In an effort to preserve and protect these resources, and to make these treasures more accessible throughout the Mercy world, MIA has begun the process of digitizing archival resources...
This past week, the professional photographer David Knight spent three days photographing page-by-page views of each of Clare Augustine Moore’s manuscripts and practice books, Cecilia Marmion’s hand lettered Rule and Constitutions, and the first pages of Catherine McAuley’s prayer books in which her handwritten prayers are found. He returns in mid-November to continue this process, during which time all of the original letters written by Catherine included in MIA’s collection will be photographed...
Messages to: Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality
Mercy Sweats the Small Stuff (Americas)
CENTRAL, U.S. – Taking marching orders from none other than the patients themselves, Mercy is rethinking the health care map. With more than $600 million of Mercy construction projects in the works across four states, the goal is to create a simple, straightforward experience for patients.
“If you look at how health care facilities have historically been designed, they are like giant mazes that patients have to tunnel through when they feel their very worst,” said Cindy Beckham, Mercy’s executive director of building design. “It creates a great deal of anxiety for patients. If there is any time in someone’s life when they need the process to be simple, the people to be compassionate and the place to be as calming as possible, it’s when you seek health care.”..
Messages to: Nancy Corbett - Director of Media Relations, Mercy Healthcare, St.Louis, Missouri
Mercy Hospital Springfield Chosen as a “Center of Excellence” (Americas)
Walmart is pioneering a new model of health care for its associates, and is partnering with Mercy Hospital Springfield and five other hospitals in the country as it announces its new “Centers of Excellence.”
The Centers of Excellence program offers no-cost heart, spine and transplant surgeries for Walmart’s associates and their covered dependents enrolled in the company’s medical plans. In addition, Walmart will pay for travel, lodging and food for the patient and a caregiver...
Messages to: Sonya Kullman - Media Relations Specialist, Mercy Springfield Communities
Work Begins on $3m Clinical Training Centre at the Mater Mackay Hospital (Australia)
WORK has started on a $3 million clinical training centre at Mackay's Mater Hospital, a facility that will train more medical and nursing students locally.
Mackay Mater Hospital executive officer John Nugent said the two-storey facility was a partnership between James Cook University and Mercy Health and Aged Care Central Queensland.
"We envisage that more students will elect to stay in the Mackay region," Mr Nugent said.
"Long-term they will work as medical or nursing health professionals because they have completed their training in the area."
Messages to:John Nugent - Executive Officer
Source: Daily Mercury
Vatican 2 - An Event of Grace (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Sisters of Mercy from Australia and New Zealand gathered with others in their hospitals, other facilities, houses, parish and educational centres to view and listen to the 7th e-Conference from the Broken Bay Institute, Australia on Wednesday 10 October. The theme was Vatican 2 and its impact on our lives.
Together with BBI, the Australian Bishops’ Conference Commission for Mission and Faith Formation supported the day’s events. Bishop Michael Putney (Townsville) Sr Maryanne Confoy rsc, Jill Gowdie and Paul Power were the speakers, each revealing the effect Vatican 2 has had on their lives. Some of us will remember those days, the upheavals, excitement and profound changes introduced. Bishop Michael certainly brought them to mind as did Sr Maryanne from both a religious life stance and from a general outlook of the times - and since.
We are grateful for the continuing high quality e-Conferences which BBI make available to our countries and beyond.
Messages to: Elizabeth Mary rsm
Editor: Many articles have been published online in the last fortnight on the subject of Vatican 11. In a key article by a religious leader in Australia, Anne Derwin rsj, Congregation Leader of the Sisters of St Joseph, shares her reflections on the Second Vatican Council. This paper was given recently at a Women and the Australian Church (WATAC) Conference. Access the paper here.
Mercy Investment Services End-of-Year Report Released (Americas)
During 2012, Mercy Investment Services voted on more than 21,500 proxy proposals at more than 1,800 meetings in the United States and globally. Using proxy voting guidelines approved by the Social Responsibility Committee, our proxy voting vendor, ISS Governance, voted the proxies on our behalf.
A detailed report of Mercy Investment Services' votes is now available online. You can view all voting records since July 2011 or you can search by company name or a specific date range. Meeting results are updated within one day of the meeting.
Messages to: Pat Zerega - Director of Shareholder Advocacy.
Mercy Nurse to Lead Nation’s Nurses
Linda Knodel, vice president and chief nursing officer of Mercy’s Springfield, Missouri, region, was named president-elect of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) for 2013. Knodel is the latest in a long list of Mercy leaders to be at the helm of key health care groups.
“We have incredible talent across Mercy, and this is just one more indication that we have leaders who not only provide excellent direction within Mercy but also give freely of their time to make a difference in health care everywhere,” said Lynn Britton, president and CEO of Mercy. “Our leaders have a can-do spirit that greatly reflects our Sisters of Mercy heritage.”..
Messages to: Lisa Cox - Media Relations Specialist, Mercy Springfield Communities
Message from the Institute Justice Team (Americas)
Dear Mercy Advocates for Persons who are Poor:
In recognition of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17, the Institute Justice Team has developed an easy way for you to contact President Obama and Governor Romney and ask them to talk about poverty during the rest of this election season.
Please consider adding your own concerns about poverty and about persons who are poor with whom you live, worship or minister. Such individualized comments are often taken more seriously.
Also, please consider sending a similar message to candidates for Congress and for state and local offices.
You may send a message to President Obama and Governor Romney here.
Thank you for your continued advocacy for persons who are poor,
Messages to: Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team
Editor: The Institute Justice Team have prepared a non partisan election guide. “U.S. Elections 2012: Where do candidates stand on issues of mercy and justice in our world?” is available to the public to stimulate reflection on issues related to Earth, immigration, nonviolence, racism and women. Access the guide here.
Also available in Spanish here.
Additional resources including fact-checkers, hot topic issues and more are also available here.
The Mercy Sisters Have Developed Strong Roots at Mercy College (ISMAPNG)
Bamboo might have seemed, for a while at least, a strange Mercy Day topic for Fr Vinh Dong to give his homily on at the 40th Anniversary Mercy Day Mass at Mercy College in Koondoola, Western Australia. What could a bamboo plant have to do with either the Sisters of Mercy or Mercy College?
The more Fr Vinh Dong spoke though the more his audience understood the symbolism of these strange plants. Firstly they have great cultural importance in the Vietnam that he had fled as a young refugee and secondly he connected them cleverly to the work of the Sisters of Mercy and his time as a student of Mercy College after his arrival in Western Australia...
To access the full report, click here.
Messages to Chas Bursey - Community Relations Officer
1849: Foundation to Derby, England from Kinsale - M Evangelist Benson
1854: M Clare Moore led first group of Sisters to nurse in Crimean War
1897: Foundation to Cape Town, South Africa from Strabane - M Teresa Cowley
1903: Foundation to Coburg from North Melbourne - M Bernard Lyons
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