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Mercy Enews
No. 509 | 10 April 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 Named to Healthcare Hall of Fame (Americas)

On Sunday, March 10, 2013, at a ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, M. Maurita Sengelaub rsm (WMW) was inducted into the Modern Healthcare and the American College of Health Care Executive’s Hall of Fame, honoring individuals who dedicated their lives to advancing the health of people around the world. These persons exemplify the best in executive leadership and public service.

The first woman head of the Catholic Hospital Association, now Catholic Health Association (CHA), Sister Maurita was recognized for her 60 years of leadership in health care. Sister Maurita, Don Wegmiller who pushed the hospital industry to integrated systems, and Dr. Denton Cooley who made the first U.S. heart transplant, were each given their awards during the America College of Healthcare Executives 2013 Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Sister Maurita joins Sister Roch Rocklage (who was inducted in 2007) as the second Sister of Mercy of the Americas to be so honoured. Instituted in 1988, the roll of honour of these awards now numbers eight women religious among the 95 inductees, including two saints – Mother Francesca Cabrini and Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton.

An outline of Sister Maurita's journey in healthcare is linked to this item.

View an interview with Sister Maurita talking about the past and current healthcare environment with Ashok Selvam, reporter for Modern Healthcare, recorded at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago last month. Interview can be accessed here.(9'57").

Messages to: Maurita Sengelaub rsm c/- Liz Dossa - Communications Manager, Sisters of Mercy WMW

Image: Courtesy of  Modern Healthcare



Worth Watching: 
Meet the driver behind "Nuns on the Bus". For Sister Simone Campbell, who leads “Nuns on the Bus,” a Catholic campaign for social justice, the new pope is reason for cautious optimism. Watch her interview with Christiane Amanpour here.
-Source: CNN

A *Whole-Sky View* of the Aurora Borealis. Wonderful! Watch it here ( Make sure you have it full screen and with your speakers on)
-Source:by Göran Strand

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