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Mercy Enews
No. 504 | 06 March 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 Contribution to New Work on Eucharist (ISMAPNG/ANZ)

A major new text on the Eucharist, the work of all female scholars, was launched on 28 February 2013 by Jan Gray rsm, Principal of Jesuit Theological College, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, with the publication of Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics edited by Anne Elvey, Carol Hogan, Kim Power and Claire Renkin.

2 of the book’s 10 chapters are the contributions of Mercy scholars: Elizabeth Dowling rsm and Veronica Lawson rsm (ISMAPNG) and Kathleen Rushton rsm (Aotearoa New Zealand).

A report of the launch and the launch address are linked to this item.

Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics is this week's featured resource.

Messages to:
Veronica Lawson rsm
Elizabeth Dowling rsm
Kathleen Rushton rsm
Jan Gray rsm

Photo: l-r Srs Kathleen Rushton, Jan Gray, Elizabeth Dowling (back), Veronica Lawson



Worth Reading: LCWR publishes a monthly newsletter called Update. Access the March issue here

Worth Considering:  LCWR presents a new book, Navigating the Shifts, a resource for reflecting on how we may best live in a world in flux. LCWR will only print enough copies to fulfill pre-print orders. Details and order form here

Worth Watching:
-Emmanuel Kelly (adopted) son of Moira Kelly who is a past pupil of St Aloysius (Mercy) College in North Melbourne, Victoria, sang this week at Emmanuel College, Warrnambool, Victoria, a Mercy co-sponsored school. Here is his performance of John lennon's Imagine on the X Factor in 2011 (13,957,471 views). Watch, listen and be inspired
-The Hoshyar Foundation is raising awareness and funds for girls schools in the Middle East. View the moving presentation here

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