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Mercy Enews
No. 520 | 26 June 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


Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy - Week 3 (MIA)

Editor: During this third week of the renewal programme Madeline Duckett rsm (ISMAPNG) led the participants in exploration and contemplation of aspects of Catherine’s life, vision and the legacy she left us all.

In seeking to ‘sense the soul’ of Catherine within the facts of her story, participants were led to know again the deeper roots of their own Mercy hearts. Imagination, creativity, lived prayer and personal experience proved to be rich resources for contemplation, exploration and sharing.

For videos and resources from the week, click the 'More' button

Messages to:
Madeline Duckett rsm - Presenter
Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality




Worth Knowing:
'Buying the Field: Catholic Religious Life in Mission to the World', the latest work from Sandra Schneiders IHM can be ordered online from Amazon. Available from 1 July 2013 in paperback.

One in three women suffers violence, global study finds. "More than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner, according to the first comprehensive study of its kind from the World Health Organisation." Read the article here.
 Source:  Guardian

The latest issue of the ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) newsletter is now available. Read it here.

Worth Watching:
Paul Pholeros is a director of Healthabitat, a longstanding effort to improve the health of indigenous people by fixing their living environment and housing. His topic: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes. Watch it here

Worth Doing: Stand with Malala
Sarah Brown writes: 'On July 12 — less than a year after she was shot by the Taliban for her strong voice in this fight — Malala Yousafzai will mark her 16th birthday by delivering the highest leadership of the UN a set of education demands written by youth, for youth, to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

We can’t stand on the UN floor next to Malala — but we can all stand with her. Sign this letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to show your demand for emergency action in support for Malala’s education fight.'

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