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Mercy Enews
No. 521 | 03 July 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


Touched by the Holy: Contemplation, Gratitude, and Compassion (MIA)

Editor: In the fourth and final week of Watering the Roots at the Wellspring of Mercy, Janet Ruffing rsm engaged the group on the topic :'Touched by the Holy: Contemplation, Gratitude, and Compassion'. Janet engaged the group in exploring the deep roots of mercy spirituality and the mystical roots of compassion. In her rich and insightful presentations she drew on a wide range of sources including Julian of Norwich, Meister Eckhart,Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich as well as Catherine McAuley .

Over these four weeks readers of Mercy E-News have been invited through the power of technology to experience virtually something of the richness of the 2013 Wellsprings renewal experience. In the next e-news participants will share their responses and reflections to the lived experience of these weeks.

We invite you to share in the next enews how you have been moved, enthused or challenged by what you have watched and heard as you travelled these weeks with us. Please send your response to the Editor  by Monday, 8 July.

For videos from the final week, please click the 'More' button linked to this item.

Messages to:
Janet Ruffing rsm - Presenter
Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality


Image: Janet Ruffing rsm




Worth reading:
'Mandela's way'. As MIA continues to hold Mr Mandela in prayer, the article from NCR online is a source of insight and inspiration. Read it here.

'The Simple Life'. Writes Arthur Rosenfeld: 'A simple life is a deep life.' Read it here

Millenium Development Goals. Thirteen years after the world set the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries have made big strides to meet the eight anti-poverty targets by their 2015 deadline, says a United Nations report released on Monday, which stresses that the unmet goals are still within reach, but nations need to step up their efforts to achieve them.

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