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Mercy Enews
No. 524 | 24 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

Feature

Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage

Editor: The second biennial Young Mercy Leaders pilgrimage has come to its conclusion. Some pilgrims have continued on to Rio for World Youth Day, the others have headed home to their countries of origin. All carry with them wonderful memories of the experience of global Mercy alive in Baggot Street Dublin and of personal connections, newly made there.

How Catherine would have rejoiced at the energy, exuberance and enthusiasm for Mercy shared by these young people in the Baggot Street garden and building over those four days as they gathered, prayed, spoke, shared, listened, learned, sang and danced together.

Experience some of the spirit of these days through the reports compiled by the Pilgrimage Communications Team, posted on the mercyworld.org website and linked below, or check out the YML Facebook page MIA Young Mercy Leaders which had a constant stream of visitors over these four days:
Day 1 Report
Day 2 Report
Day 3 Report
Day 4 Report

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA

Resources

Worth Watching:
-A Song of Our Warming Planet
When faced with the challenge of sharing the latest climate change discoveries, scientists often rely on data graphics and technical illustrations. University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford came up with a completely different approach. He’s using his cello to communicate the latest climate science through music.
Watch it here (3:53)

-William Jefferson Clinton, keynote at the Nelson Mandela International Day
United Nations, New York, 18 July 2013 - H.E William Jefferson Clinton, Former President of the United States of America, shares his memories and his learnings of years working with and being a close friend with Nelson Mandela.
Watch it here (12:56)

Worth Visiting:
The CORI website offers a number of recent resources worth exploring including:
-Poetry in a Time of Affliction, a talk given by Paul Murray, op at the CORI 2013 AGM. Download the talk here (PDF)
Videos drawn from iCatholic including:
-Trócaire Lecture March 2013 – Br Philip Pinto cfc: " Who is My Neighbour? Building a 'Civilisation of Love' in an Unequal World" . Watch it here (45:07) or Download the talk here (PDF)
-Option for the Poor and for the Earth – Donal Dorr SPS. Donal Dorr discusses his expanded new edition of his classic study of Catholic Social Teaching – Option for the Poor. Watch it here (10:12)

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