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Mercy Enews
No. 513 | 08 May 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


Presentations by Mary C Sullivan rsm Now Available on Mercyworld.org (MIA)

Editor: Last month in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, Mary C Sullivan gave two presentations on Catherine McAuley - Getting Up Again” and “Laying Down our Lives”: The Enduring Work of Mercy (PDF) and Sharing Christ's Merciful Yoke of Solidarity (PDF.

A report of Sr Mary's Australian visit can be found in Mercy E-News (Issue 510 | 17 April 2013). An account of her Aotearoa New Zealand visit for the Australasian Mercy Archivists' Conference can be accessed here on the Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand website.

Mercy International Association is delighted to announce that a copy of Mary's presentations, together with the questions for reflection composed for the Symposium in Australia, is being made available this week through Mercy E-news.

A list of the resources on Catherine McAuley by Mary C Sullivan, available on the mercyworld.org website, is provided elsewhere in this e-newsletter.

Messages to: Mary C Sullivan rsm

Photo: Focal point 'Catherine's Cloak'


Worth Watching:
Catholic Theological Union (CTU) Chicago has conferred its 2013 Blessed are the Peacemakers Award on Mary McAleese, Eighth President of Ireland, for her efforts in promoting reconciliation in the North and South of Ireland.

On 17 April Mary McAleese spoke to CTU students during a community forum. To view her remarks, click here (51'.59")
Source: CTU

Worth Reading:
The Monthly Bookclub. Each month Ramona Koval– broadcaster, writer and former host of the Book Show on ABC  (Australia) Radio National – will choose a book for the club and provide reading notes and a video interview with the author or another expert. The Childhood of Jesus - JM Coetzee was the April selection. The World Until Yesterday – Jared Diamond is the May title. There is no charge to join this book club.
Source: The Monthly

Send your suggestions for 'Worth...' to: the Editor

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