Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Prayers with the intercession of Venerable Catherine McAuley are asked for all whose names are in our hearts and on our prayer list. In particular, we pray for Catherine Alcock, Pam Jenkins, Henry MacDowell, his parents and grandparents.
Anne Hannon rsm - Vice postulator Europe and Africa
Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator Americas
Caroline Ryan rsm - Vice postulator Australia & PNG, Aotearoa New Zealand, Philippines
Mercy International Association Intention for the Coming Week (MIA)
MIA Gives thanks for the life and vision of Sebastian Cashen rsm who was the Superior General of Dublin when Baggot St. was handed over by The Congregation, thus setting it on the path to become what it is today: home to the Mercy family from all over the world.
May Sebastian's dear soul rest in peace. May her generous spirit inspire and support our ongoing efforts to create a Centre of Hospitality, Heritage, Pilgrimage and Renewal.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
New Initiative Announced: Mercy Taking Action (Americas)
On this Earth Day, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are pleased to announce the first resource available through the new initiative Mercy Taking Action.
"The Cost of Convenience" is a 6-minute, bilingual video especially designed for use by the staff and boards of Mercy institutions and ministries. It leads participants through a reflection on the price paid by Earth and peoples around the world for our daily lifestyle choices and institutional policies. The video comes with a facilitator guide and information sheet. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request free access to the online video and these supplemental materials. A Spanish version of the facilitator's guide will be available within the next week.
Messages to: Institute Justice Team
Santa Maria Taroman (ISMAPNG)
The Feast of St Joseph was not just the day Pope Francis 1 was installed as leader of the universal church. In the small village of Taroman, on the border with West Timor, in the subdistrict of Fatululik district of Cova Lima in Timor-Leste, the community celebrated the blessing and opening of their long awaited early childhood centre...
Read and view the attached report.
Messages to: Helen Nolen rsm
Editor: For more about the involvement of Sisters of Mercy in East Timor, click here
Sisters of Mercy Encouraged by Senate Immigration Bill, Oppose Further Border Militarization (Americas)
While Sisters of Mercy applaud the bi-partisan effort to resolve the broken immigration system with practical solutions, the newly introduced senate immigration bill includes a pathway to citizenship that is dependent on border enforcement triggers and is troubling in that it could continually delay a pathway altogether. Though supportive of many aspects of the bill, the Sisters of Mercy urge elected officials to recognize and affirm that the U.S. border is more secure than ever...
Messages to: the Institute Justice Team
Young Mercy Links* Orientation Day - 2013 (ISMAPNG)
Young Mercy Links (YML) is an opportunity for young adults to continue their formation in Mercy spirituality, education for justice and outreach to those who are marginalised. ..Young Mercy Links has held its annual orientation program at St Mary’s College, The University of Melbourne, to welcome its new members for 2013.
These new members most of whom have come from Mercy schools were invited to learn more about the work of Young Mercy Links...
A report of the Orientation Day is linked to this item.
Messages to: Sally Bradley rsm - Institute Councillor
Former Magdalene Laundry in Galway City to be Used as Safe Haven from Domestic Abuse (The Congregation)
A former Magdalene Laundry building is to become a new refuge for domestic abuse sufferers.
The building, located on Forster Street in Galway City, operated as a laundry from 1922 to 1984. It is now set to be transformed into Waterside House, the city’s emergency safehouse for families suffering from domestic abuse.
The Sisters of Mercy donated the property to abuse charity Cope Galway on a 99-year lease as a result of the organisation approaching them earlier in the year.
Speaking at the announcement, chief executive of Cope Galway Jacquie Horan said she could not express how delighted and relieved she is...
Messages to: Caitlin Conneelly rsm - Provincial Western Province
20th Annual Walk for AIDS (Americas)
The House of Mercy was established in 1991 by the Sisters of Mercy to provide compassionate nursing care to persons living with advanced AIDS.
A nonprofit residence in Belmont, House of Mercy, serving low-income persons living with AIDS, held its 20th Walk for AIDS on April 13. Approximately 350 persons participated in the walk to raise AIDS awareness and funds to benefit House of Mercy...
Messages to: House of Mercy
Convening of Innovative Catholic Women Religious Leaders Fighting Human Trafficking (Americas)
I recently participated in the “Convening of Innovative Catholic Women Religious Leaders Fighting Human Trafficking” from April 9-11, 2013 in Washington, DC. Our goal was to Increase collaboration among women religious and others in order to better minister to survivors, educate the public, and influence public policy—all in an attempt to put an end to human trafficking for labor and sex. It was an extraordinary experience which provided valuable information and materials as well as opportunities to network and collaborate...
Read the complete report here.
Messages to: Jeanne Christensen rsm
Editor: On Sunday, 8 April at the Dinner for the West Midwest (WMW) Assembly, Kimberley Ritter of Nix Associates, organisers of the WMW Assembly, was recognised for her efforts to address child self trafficking.At that event Jeanne Christensen rsm outlined the reasons for the award by WMW and also the national award from the FBI. A video of Jeanne Christensen's speech and Kinberley's response - You (Sisters) changed me- can be viewed here. An interview with Kimberley can be accessed here.
1893: Death of M Ignatius McQuoin, Foundress of North Sydney, New South Wales
The Story Of The Sisters of Mercy North Sydney
This video clip ( 17'16") tells the story of the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney.
The congregation began in 1865 when Elizabeth McQuoin arrived in Sydney to carry out the mission of Catherine McAuley. Today is the 120th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth McQuoin.
Mercy High School Baltimore, Maryland
Called Mercy, this high school seeks to serve a diverse group of young women. Rooted in the tradition of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, it strives to create a spirit of hospitality, to model fairness and justice in interaction with students, and to provide a compassionate presence, especially to persons in need.
Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space
To celebrate Earth Day ( 22 April) National Geographic photo editors selected 20 of the most stunning pictures of Earth, as seen from space.
'This Earth Day see how much we have to lose' National Geographic.