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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
Last Testament (Americas)
Editor: Among the many emails that came in from readers and new subscribers last week was one forwarded on from Michael J.L.La Civita from Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). It contained a link to a piece that ran on the CNEWA site on 22 July, the day the association learned of the death of Christian Molidor rsm, longtime member of the CNEWA family.
May the inspiring words in Sr Christian's last email (printed below) which were included in the CNEWA article (linked to this item) speak to us all:
'Mend a quarrel, seek out a forgotten friend, dismiss judgments and replace with trust. Write a love letter, share some treasure, give a soft answer and encourage youth.
Manifest your loyalty in word and deed, keep a promise, find the time; forgo a grudge, forgive an enemy; listen, try to understand, examine your demands on others and think first of someone else. Appreciate. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little, then laugh a little more, deserve confidence, fight malice and decry complacency.
Express your gratitude, go to church, welcome a stranger; brighten the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love; speak it again. Speak it still once again.'
Pat Kenny rsm - Institute Communications Office
Michael J.L.La Civita - CNEWA
Image: Courtesy of CNEWA
Mercy International Association Intention for the Coming Week (MIA)
From yesterday, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 to Saturday, August 17, 2013, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) are in Assembly in Orlando, Florida.
Let us hold those present in Assembly, and all whom they represent, in our prayers.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA
2013 Programmes at MIC (MIA)
Places are still available on the following forthcoming programmes at Mercy International Centre:
Come Home to Catherine
Sunday, 25 August – Saturday, 31 August
Facilitated by Anne Reid and Áine Barrins rsm
Catherine McAuley and the Following of Jesus Christ Today
Sunday, 22 September – Saturday, 28 September
Facilitated by Mary C. Sullivan rsm
Full details can be accessed here (PDF)
Messages to: Madeleine O'Hanlon - Receptionist
Catherine's Canonisation Cause: Prayer Requests (MIA)
Prayers with the intercession of Venerable Catherine McAuley are asked for all whose names are in our hearts and on our prayer list, especially those whose names are newly added: Andy Tan Tai Moore, Tommy Sanchez, Joseph Voltz.
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
Keep Supporting Mother of Mercy High (Americas)
Mother of Mercy High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, swept the competition in the local round of Social Madness and is proud to announce that we have advanced to the Championship Round of Social Madness Nationals! This is the final week of the social media competition where the winner will receive $10,000 to donate to the charity of their choice!
We are competing against KLVO Radio in New Mexico. They have over twice as many social media followers than us, so we could use all the support we can get! This round ends at midnight Monday, August 19.
How to vote for Mercy:
• Visit www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/socialmadness and VOTE for Mercy daily. We are listed in the Medium category.
• The other way to vote is to support us on Twitter and Facebook! Then just retweet, like, comment and share our posts! They are using an algorithm that measures our interactions and increases our rank.
Thanks for your support in helping us win $10,000 for Mercy Beyond Borders!
Further details of how to support Mother of Mercy High School are linked to this item.
Messages to: Jenny Kroner Jackson Communications & PR Specialist
Mercy Speaks out on Human Trafficking (Americas, The Congregation)
Pat Zerega, Senior Director of Shareholder Advocacy with Mercy Investment Services which actively works with corporations to improve their policies and identify human trafficking victims within their industries, and Catherine Gibbons rsm, Volunteer with Mercy International Association, have both written this week on human trafficking, with an emphasis on how you can join the fight against human trafficking.
Pat's article is linked to this item. Sr Catherine's article, published on The Congregation's website, can be accessed here
A number of useful resources can be accessed on the Mercy Investment Services website. Of particular interest is the 'Slavery Footprint' resource.
Editor: Mercy Investment Services is this week's featured Mercy website.
Pat Zerega - Mercy Investment Services
Catherine Gibbons rsm - MIA
Public Lecture Series by Dr Ilia Delio OSF (Aotearoa New Zealand)
We are pleased to announce that at the invitation of Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand, Ilia Delio osf will visit New Zealand from the 29 November - 7 December 2013 for a series of Public Lectures in the field of Theology and Science exploring such themes as:
-The Emergent Christ
-Christ, Evolution and Emergent Wholeness
-God, Evolution and the Power of Love
-Evolution and a New Birth of God
Further details, including the Registration form and brochure are now available on the Sisters of Mercy New Zealand website and linked to this item.
Messages to: Katrina Fabish rsm - Communications Contact, Congregational Leadership Team
On This Day (actually, yesterday)
13 August 2001: First edition of Mercy e-News was published and sent to 100 Sisters of Mercy who were known to have email addresses.
In Issue 500 (6 February, 2013), Mary Reynolds rsm, Executive Director MIA, traced the journey of Mercy E-news. Read that article here
You might like to look back through some of the earlier editions in the E-news archives. Visit the archives here
A Reflection on the Spirituality of Venerable Catherine McAuley as Rooted in the Beatitudes (e-book)
The text can be downloaded in sections or as the complete work.
There is no charge for this resource download.
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Ilia Delio OSF
Those interested in learning more about Ilia Delio OSF in preparation for the lectures being given in ANZ might like to view the talk 'Gospel Life in the 21st Century' where Sr Ilia addresses the issue: 'What does it mean to live the Gospel life in an age that is global and plural and scientific?' This talk, given at Mt Alvernia College, Qld, Australia, is presented in 12 segments of approx 10 minutes each. Access the series of clips here.
In Every Age
This is a cover version of 'In Every Age' by Janet Sullivan Whitaker. Nicely done and when the original isn't available to view...Watch it here
Worth Watching out for in 2014
HarperOne – Harper’s faith imprint – have announced that next April they’ll publish “A Nun on the Bus,” named after the widely watched USA national bus tour Sr Simone and other Sisters launched last year to oppose US Congress member Paul Ryan’s budget plan. Sr Simone will be writing her memoirs with Catholic journalist David Gibson.
- Mercy Network on Aging (MNOA) USA 2013
Conference: 26 - 28 September, 2013
Brochure: Download it here
Contact: Antoinette Manley rsm
- Mercy Secondary Education USA 2013
XX11 Conference: 11 - 12 October, 2013
Hosted by St Vincent's Academy, Savannah, Georgia
Brochure: Download it here
Contact: Corinne Raven rsm
Young Mercy Leaders (College and University): 5- 8 August, 2014.
Flyer: Download it here
Contact: Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm
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