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Mercy Enews
No. 500 | 06 February 2013

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


Mercy E-News Celebrates its 500th edition! (MIA)

Editor: "Celebrating the 500th edition of Mercy eNews offers us the opportunity to look back on almost 12 years of a journey,' writes Mary Reynolds in an article tracing the origins of the MIA website and the creation of the Mercy e-newsletter, first published on 13 August 2001 and for 48 weeks of each year since.

From the beginning of the Institute the letters of Catherine and other Mercy writings have been a source of union and strength among Sisters and have become central to Mercy life.

In the messages received from readers around the Mercy world to mark this occasion, we hear how the telling and sharing of the Mercy story through this communal newsletter opens them to the needs of the world and strengthens them for mission.

May the rich selection of Mercy stories each week continue to inspire, to nourish and to animate us all.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA


Mercy Links

CCASA Assembly - Request for Prayers
Sisters, associates and companions are invited to remember in your prayers the sisters and associates who gathered at a retreat center outside Lima, Peru, on Friday, February 1 to begin their 10-day Assembly. The theme for this Assembly is “Passionate for Mercy … wherever life cries out.”

Worth Reading: LCWR Newsletter (February 2013)

Worth watching: Let Us Rise As One & Fight Human Trafficking: Winston Moyo
Production sponsored by the Irish Congregation of the Sisters of Charity

Worth knowing: Pakistani teen activist Malala will have titanium plate placed in her skull
Malala will receive a titanium plate in the coming days, to cover an opening in her skull, and an inner ear implant.

One Billion Rising: 'It's like a feminist tsunami'
The statistics are startling: one in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Ending violence against women is as important as ending poverty, or Aids or global warming says the organiser of One Billion Rising, Eve Ensler.

There'll be Flashmobs in Mogadishu, marches in Bute and mass rallies in India.  What action will you take on February 14?
- Guardian

Send your suggestions for "Good reading" , "Good Watching" and "Worth Knowing" to: the Editor

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