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Mercy Enews
No. 516 | 29 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


Final Vow Programme – Come home to Catherine (MIA)

Editor: They came from Kenya, the Philippines, Peru and the US, eight Sisters of Mercy, all eager to spend time at Catherine's House, participants in a special program for those new to, or about to take, their final vows, each gifted with the opportunity to spend a week reflecting on Catherine's life and ministry - and their own.

Come home to Catherine offers participants an opportunity to pray with Catherine in her places and spaces, and to walk in her footsteps through the city of Dublin . The programme is offered each year to enable Sisters of Mercy to reflect on and be with Catherine.

Anne Reid and Áine Barrins rsm who facilitated the Final Vow programme with the assistance of Evelyn Horan, rsm who translated the programme for non-English speaking Sisters, will offer Come Home to Catherine from 28 July to 3 August, 2013. Details can be accessed here (PDF).

A report on the Final Vow programme is linked to this item. The report includes 4 recordings of the Suscipe, sung by the participants from each of the four countries.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA



Worth exercising your voice:
MY World is the United Nations global survey to hear people´s priorities for the future development agenda after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.

“A good education”, “better health care” and “an honest and responsive government” are the top trending issues to date.

Over 590, 000 people from 194 countries have shared their priorities. Tell the UN your top 6 before the end of May. Visit MyWorld2015.org

Worth following:
'Amanpour to girls: It's time to power the world'. Part of the complete coverage on Girl Rising.  Give, share and rise up for this critically important project. Find out more here.

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

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