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Mercy Enews
No. 514 | 15 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


Graced Companionship: A Metaphor for Religious Leadership Today (Americas)

Editor: Over 800 congregational leaders representing 76 countries gathered in Rome last week for the conference of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG). On Day 3 they were invited by Mary Pat Garvin rsm in her warm, scholarly, wise, insightful and encouraging presentation 'Graced Companionship: A Metaphor for Religious Leadership Today' to explore 'how the mission of leadership today is and has always been about taking on of the mind and heart of Jesus; thus leading our congregations as Jesus led his disciples - as a graced companion!'  This in order that 'we might deepen our own resemblance to Jesus...becoming or strengthening our capacity to be graced companions offering vision, energy, challenge and courage to our Sisters as they minister this very day to God's people.'

Download 'Graced Companionship: A Metaphor for Religious Leadership Today' here (PDF)

Messages to: Mary Pat Garvin rsm



Worth Participating: St Mark - A Crucified and Risen Messiah is the topic of the 8th national e-Conference hosted by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the Broken Bay Institute on Thursday 16 May 2013 from 10.30 - 2.10 AEST

Keynote Educators are: Fr Francis Moloney SDB and Dr Michele Connolly rsj
Further details can be found here
To register and to participate, click here
There is no registration fee

Worth Watching:
All the Why Poverty? films can now be downloaded for free from Vimeo. This means you can keep them on your computer or burn them to DVD. The Teachers' Packs that go with each film should be ready by June. We'll keep you posted.

Worth Reading:
Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times. Article by Marianne Schnall in the Huffington post online. Read the suggestions here

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