Mercy International Association Intention for the Coming Week (MIA)
MIA joins with the Sisters of Mercy in South Africa and well-wishers worldwide in prayers for Nelson Mandela as his health remains critical.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests
Prayers with the intercession of Venerable Catherine McAuley are asked for all whose names are in our hearts and on our prayer list
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
Our Chapter Ends (Newfoundland)
Our Chapter has just concluded. It was a special week with a strong sense of openness, creativity and hope. The tone was set in our conversations in the first two days with colleagues, partners in ministry, religious leaders, family members and friends. We have elected our new Leadership Team which will assume office at the end of August:
Elizabeth Davis, rsm -- Congregational Leader
Sheila O'Dea, rsm -- Member of Congregational Leadership Team
Elizabeth Marrie, rsm -- Member of Congregational Leadership Team
Diane Smyth, rsm -- Member of Congregational Leadership Team
Thank you for your prayers and remembrance of us at the beginning of this important moment in the life of our Congregation.
Messages to: Elizabeth Davis rsm - Congregational Leader
Editor: The Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland is this week's featured Mercy website
Focus on Forgiveness (Americas)
Thomas C Fox, Publisher of National Catholic Reporter, has taken as his blog topic this week the role and complexities of forgiveness, the topic recently highlighted by Pope Francis and one which Camille D'Arienzo rsm, writer and broadcaster, has explored extensively.
How do we arrive at forgiveness, asks Fox? Sr Camille has something to say.
Messages to: Camille D'Arienzo rsm
Mercy Researchers Make Medical Breakthrough to Protect Soldiers (Americas)
Mercy Health has unveiled a medical breakthrough for protecting soldiers' eyesight during combat.
With the help of a $4.8 million grant from the Department of Defense, scientists at Mercy Research and Development have developed prototype contact lenses capable of providing medication. Medics can apply the lenses after soldiers come in contact with explosives, immediately stabilizing the eye and preserving vision.
Messages to: Sonya Kullman - Media Contact Mercy Springfield Communities
Silver Jubilee Celebrated (Aotearoa New Zealand)
A Eucharist rich in the culture and traditions of Samoa and Aotearoa New Zealand was the setting for the celebration of Salome Ioane's silver jubilee of religious profession held at St Mary's Convent in Auckland. Family, friends and partners in mission joined Salome and her Mercy sisters for the celebration.
View the images linked to this item.
Messages to Sr Salome c/- Katrina Fabish rsm Congregation Leadership Team Communications Contact
Statement on the Decision of the PNG Government to Enforce the Death Penalty (ISMAPNG)
The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea (ISMAPNG) has released a Public Statement to the media in Papua New Guinea regarding the recent decision of their Government to enforce the Death Penalty.
The Statement has been posted on the Institute website and is linked to this item.
Messages to: Maryanne Kolkia rsm
No event of particular significance is recorded in the "Mercy Through the Years Calendar" as having taken place on 26 March. We know, however, that the Works of Mercy continued to be carried out and so we remember on this day Catherine and all our sisters, associates and co-workers who have given their lives in service to others.
We invite contributions for this date to be be added to the mercyworld.org online calendar.
Forgiveness: Stories of Redemption
How do we arrive at forgiveness?
Because the road to forgiveness is personal, there is no absolute methodology or timeframe. Rather, forgiveness is a highly individual and complex process.
Forgiveness: Stories of Redemption, compiled by Camille D'Arienzo rsm, draws from many sources that provide a framework for forgiveness...
Available on CD or by digital download.
Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland
Three Sisters of Mercy from Ireland arrived in Newfoundland in 1842. The Sisters of Mercy formed the first community of Mercy in the new world.
The story of Mercy in this province is one that is rich in history and tradition, steeped in and shaped by the unique culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most easterly province of Canada.
Improving Landscape Pictures
How to improve landscape photography - make images 'less-centred'.