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Mercy Enews
No. 523 | 17 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


Young Mercy Leaders on Pilgrimage Arrive in Dublin

The first day of the second Dublin Pilgrimage for 120 Young Mercy Leaders (16-19 July) has just concluded most successfully following a full programme held at Mercy International Centre and the Catherine McAuley building in Herbert Street..

Students and teachers arrived early afternoon to complete their conference registration then participated in a very powerful opening ritual.

The keynote address 'Catherine's Story: Gift & Challenge for Us Today' was given by Aine Barrins rsm.

A full report, with a slideshow of images and a video, is linked to this item.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA





Image: Mary Reynolds rsm, Executive Director MIA, lighting the candle



Worth Watching:
-Malala Yousafzai addresses United Nations Youth Assembly

Education activist Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday, last Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education.

Dressed in a shawl that had belonged to Benazir Bhutto, politician and stateswoman who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan , Malala declared 'Malala Day' to be the day of 'every woman, every boy and every girl who has raised their voice for their rights'. 'Thousands of people have been killed by terrorists, 'I am just one,' she said.

It was a moving and inspiring speech (17.43). Watch it here
Source: UN

-The History of Typography - Animated Short
Take 291 Paper Letters, 2,454 Photographs and 140 hours of work and you get...a paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography. Fascinating, delightful and most informative. (5:10) Watch it here

Worth Remembering:
Wellspring programme
The excellent videos and related texts from the 2013 and 2012 pmonth long renewal programmes are easily accessible online. View these materials here and share your ideas about how you have or plan to use these presentations. Find them here

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