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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
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
Mercy International Association Intention for the Coming Week (MIA)
We pray for the Young Mercy Leaders who represent all the young people in our Mercy schools and colleges.
In this time at Baggot Street may they come to know Catherine in a personal way and grow in certainty of their own call to show Mercy to the world through acting for justice and working for peace.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
MIA at the UN Collaborates in Two Submissions under the Topics of Jobs and Health (MIA)
Mercy International Association at the United Nations, member of the Mining Working Group, Intervenes on Health, Jobs, and Mining at the Fourth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Messages to: Áine O’Connor rsm - MIA Global Action representative at the UN
Latest issue of Te Kete Atawhai (Mercy Basket) Makes for Good Reading (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Te Kete Atawhai is a newsletter produced three times a year by the mission staff of Tiaki Manatu Mercy Ministries Trust, for Ngä Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.
Read about Mercy in Action:
- New block opens at Carmel College
- Kiwi Mercy helps Chileans who fall through the health crevice
- Young dad finds his way through Mercy-sponsored project
- Australasian Mercy Secondary School Conference
- Sisters of Mercy back from a week at United Nations
- Mercy Young Adults provide practical support
Messages to: Katrina Fabish rsm - CLT Communications Contact
Mercy College Students Making a Positive Impact on the World (Americas)
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. – June 27, 2013– While other college students are relaxing this summer, Mercy college students are making a positive impact on the world through composting! Members of Mercy College’s club ENVISAJ (The Mercy College Environmental Sustainability and Justice Club) will be working to actively engage Town of Greenburgh residents in composting and raising awareness about bio-digester technology as part of the College’s over all mission to reduce solid waste in the community..
Editor, Mercy College New York is this week's featured Mercy website. The newly published history of Mercy College “Mercy College: Yesterday and Today” is this week's featured Mercy resource.
Revolutionary Mercy (Americas)
William O’Brien is the special projects coordinator for Project HOME co -founded by Mary Scullion rsm and Joan Dawson McConnon in 1989. Project HOME is a nationally recognized organization that provides supportive housing, employment, education and health care to enable chronically homeless and low-income persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
In this article published last week in America magazine, O'Brien addressed the topic of 'How Gospel forgiveness challenges our social order'.
Messages to: William O'Brien
Editor: Watch a video interview with Mary Scullion rsm here (Length 8:27)
Subscribe to the (MAST) Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology Journal (Americas)
The latest issue (Vol. 21, No. 2) of The MAST Journal was recently published. Editor Eloise Rosenblatt rsm reports that the issue is focused on “The Spirituality of Healing,” paying attention to the original inspiration for building hospitals and creating systems.
The MAST Journal is published three times a year by the Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology.
To subscribe please contact Julia Upton rsm
To obtain a back issue, please contact Marie Michele Donnelly rsm
A description of each of the articles in the current issue is linked to this item.
An Experience of Living in Venerable Catherine's Last Foundation (GB Union)
Editor: St Mary's Handsworth was the second English foundation of the order and as the last house founded by Catherine McAuley the decision was taken that it should continue as a Spirituality and Associates Centre, offer a Heritage Trail and extend a ministry to local women and children. There are currently six sisters in the Community, carrying out various ministries. What does it mean to walk in the foosteps of the Foundress? During June the Handsworth Mercy community hosted a number of Mercy visitors on pilgrimage. One of the pilgrims shares her reflections...
"The three weeks I spent in St. Mary’s, Handsworth during the month of June have made a lasting impression on me.
Firstly, there was the experience of walking the same corridors that Catherine walked, passing through doors she walked through, touching furniture she touched, and hearing the chimes of the clock she heard. She wrote in one of her letters from St. Mary’s that losing track of time there was impossible because ‘the clock chymes (sic.) the quarter’.
I was also moved by the memory of the hundreds of sisters who have lived, prayed, worked and died in St. Mary’s..."
Messages to: Kathleen Gooch rsm - Mercy Union CLT Communications contact
Reflections on MIA Experience at the UN (The Congregation)
Reflecting back on the MIA experience at the UN, what has stayed with me is a recognition of our oneness and the interconnectedness of the whole community of life with so many diverse expressions both at Congregational level and at global level and the need to address problems and issues from this perspective...
Messages to: Marcella O'Connell rsm
Read the rest of the reflection here (PDF)
No event of particular significance is recorded in the "Mercy Through the Years Calendar" as having taken place on 17 July. 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.
Submit your dates online here
“Mercy College: Yesterday and Today” (new resource)
Mercy College professors Eric Martone and Michael Perrota explore Mercy College Dobbs Ferry's past and present in the new book, “Mercy College: Yesterday and Today”, published by The History Press.
Purchase online from Amazon paperback and kindle editions
Mercy College is dedicated to making a high-quality education attainable offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within its five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The New York metropolitan area college of nearly 10,000 students has four campus locations including: Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan, and Yorktown Heights and offers more than 25 degree programs online.
7 Secret iPhone Features you Need to try
'Did you know you could turn your iPhone’s camera flash into a blinking alert light, or that you can shake your iPhone to “undo” a typo? No? You’re not the only one.
Read on for seven clever iPhone features that you might not have known about, from how to take a screenshot to an easy way to baby-proof an iPhone app.'
Source: Here's the Thing
Editor: If you found this article helpful then you might like to look at related articles by the same author:
10 must-know tips for your new iPhone
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-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
-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
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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