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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
The Sisters of Mercy are Hitting the Road for Immigration Reform (Americas)
The Sisters of Mercy are hitting the road with Nuns on the Bus for the second year, and this time they’re raising their voices for fair and comprehensive immigration reform that puts families and basic human needs first. With Senate immigration reform bill S.744 ready to move to the Senate floor for discussion and a vote in early June, six Sisters of Mercy, along with Catholic sisters from around the country, will travel across 6,500 miles and 15 states stopping at faith-based communities and congressional offices to rally with those who aspire for change in America’s immigration system...
Mercy sisters, associates, staff and advocates will be waiting along the route of the Nuns on the Bus tour as they stop in each city. Sister Anne Curtis from the Sisters of Mercy Institute Leadership Team states, “We are thrilled that the Sisters of Mercy can contribute to lifting up the realities of the broken immigration system at this critical time for comprehensive immigration reform. For too long, children have been separated from their parents by deportations, and hardworking immigrants have been deprived of their human dignity and forced to live in the shadows of society..."
Messages to: Anne Curtis rsm - Institute Leadership Team
Editor: Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is this week's featured website
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer requests
'... promote the vision in ways that are creative, life-giving, appropriate to the times and sufficiently compelling to claim Catherine as a canonised saint...'
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: Barbara Huckle, Seamus and Bernie and family, Michael McEvoy.
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)
The number of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria has now reached 1.5 million according to the UN. There are refugees in neighbouring Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq.
MIA joins in prayer for the needs and intentions of the people of Syria.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Student Nurses from St Xavier University visit Catherine’s House (MIA)
On Wednesday, 15 May, 19 student nurses from St Xavier University visited Mercy International Centre, to take a tour of Catherine's House of Mercy, Baggot Street, Dublin. The students were spending a week visiting Ireland, taking in Dublin, Cork and Galway on their trip.
On Wednesday May 15th 19 student nurses from St Xavier University visited Mercy International Association, to take a tour of Catherine's House of Mercy, Baggot Street, Dublin. The students were spending a week visiting Ireland, taking in Dublin, Cork and Galway on their trip...
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
‘Future We Need’ Group Appeal For Inclusion (MIA)
‘Future We Need’ Group Appeal For Inclusion Of Protection of Natural Resources And Gender Equity In Sustainable Development Goals
On Thursday May 30th members of the Future We Need group met with Department of the Environment officials about their submissions to the Creation of Sustainable Development Goals.
After the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) each member state agreed to develop sustainable goals, that must address social, economic and ecological sustainable development. The Future We Need group have proposed 13 actions, principles and values to underpin the Sustainable Development Goals. These proposals include Debt & Tax Justice, Gender Equity, Climate Justice & Low Carbon Energy and Protection of Natural Resources...
The press release is linked to this item.
Messages to: Mary Purcell - Assistant Director Mercy Global Action
Symposium - Gathering on Catherine's Birthday (The Congregation)
Symposium - Gathering on Catherine's Birthday
Opening Prayer and Kitty's Folly DVD: Ms Anne Reid
Session 1: Gathering the Harvest of Catherine’s Faith: Mary Reynolds rsm
Session 2: Gathering the Harvest of Catherine’s Love: Mary C Sullivan rsm
Session 3: Gathering the Harvest of Catherine’s Hope: Brenda Dolphin rsm, Postulator
The cost for the day is €35. This includes morning and afternoon tea/coffee, scones, jam and cream and a light lunch of homemade soup, gourmet sandwiches and homemade cookies, tea/coffee.
Sunday September 29th 2013 - 10am - 5.30pm
Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co. Cork
Further details can be found on The Congregation's website and are linked to this item.
Messages to: Ailish O'Brien rsm - Communications Co-ordinator
Nun Who Helped Keep Mercy Hospital Afloat Gets Ready To Step Down As CEO (Americas)
'CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s Chicago’s oldest hospital, treating patients since before the Civil War, but Mercy Hospital wouldn’t be here today without the spunk, smarts, and determination of a 77-year-old nun.
Now, its CEO, Sister Sheila Lyne, is retiring. She looked back on a lifetime of service with CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley
Walk the halls of Mercy Hospital with Sister Shelia Lyne and you’ll see gratitude for a lifetime of dedication...'
Source: CBS Chicago
Messages to: Sheila Lyne rsm - CEO Mercy Hospital Chicago
1829: Fr L'Estrange said Mass in Chapel at Baggot St, served by Daniel O'Connell
1865: Foundation to Swinford from Tuam - M Aloysius Martyn
I Believe in Believing (new)
'Cathy Patterson, a psychiatric nurse at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, has just published her first book, “I Believe In Believing.”
“This thought-provoking and inspirational book is written to help a person understand that sometimes small changes in our thinking can mean big changes in our life,” said Patterson, who lives with her husband William in St. Peters.'
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children.
Apps Raise the iPad’s Aptitude for Real Work
This article sets out to show that Apple’s iPad and other tablets are not simply media-consumption devices, but are well suited to the world of work.
Source: All Things D
NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus are back on the road driving for faith, family, and citizenship — traveling across the United States — 6,500 miles over 15 states — 53 events in 40 cities — standing with immigrants, faith-filled activists, and Catholic Sisters who serve immigrant communities. Mercys are among these.
Follow their efforts in the 'News from the Road'. Help fuel their work for justice. Donate online.
The Google art project has been upgraded and now features a 'user galleries' section which will let you create your own art gallery from the art on show across the world. Visit Google Art Project
"Nuns on Tractors Can Bring a More Sustainable World." Faith communities are among the most influential entities in the world today. Did you know that these groups are linked to 85 percent of the world's population? Or that they own seven percent of the world's arable land? That they are involved in more than half of the world's schools? Or that they are the third-largest category of financial investors in the world? Read the article
"Compassion Can Be Cultivated In The Brain, Study Finds.' According to a new study reported in the Huffington Post, it is possible to become a more compassionate person by training your brain. Read the article here.
"The Best and Simplest Way to Fight Global Poverty" Proof that giving cash to poor people, no strings attached, is an amazingly powerful tool for boosting incomes and promoting development, new studies reveal. Read the article here.
"A girl has eyes to see beyond the village; a girl has energy to fetch more than firewood; a girl has ability to carry more than water. Educate a girl, educate the whole family and educate the whole world
"School of My Dreams" (Trailer 1:24) is a follow-up to the earlier short film "Girls of Daraja" (14.29), about students at Daraja Academy (6.57), a boarding secondary school for girls northwest of Nairobi in the valley of Mount Kenya.
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