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Mercy Enews
No. 543 | 20 November 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


Update on the Philippines in the Wake of Typhoon Hailyon (MIA)

As the reports reach us, we are coming to realize the depth of the disaster caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Many of the Aid Agencies say it is beyond anything they have experienced before. UNICEF has highlighted particularly the plight of children and is very concerned about the vulnerability of those who are homeless and are orphaned because of losing their parents in the disaster. Tacloban, one of the main places where our Sisters live and minister is so badly destroyed that much effort is concentrated on evacuating the city. One wonders if or how long it will take to restore normal life there. Our Sisters, their families and those with whom and to whom they minister are engulfed in the chaos, the trauma and the pain of it all.

The Mercy world is responding with boundless generosity...

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Executive Director MIA


Further Resources

Philippine Mercy Support Fund (PMSF)  has been created For Focussed longterm help to continue or rebuild Mercy Ministries of Health, Education, Social and Pastoral Care in the Philippines

IBAN No. IE 17 BOFI 90149046194779
BIC NO. (Bank Identification Code) BOFIIE2D

This includes all information needed to lodge. (A/C no., Bank Indentifier No. And Branch Code)

Cheques can also be made payable to THE PHILIPPINE MERCY SUPPORT FUND and sent directly to:
Mercy International Centre,
64a Lower Baggot St.
Dublin 2, Ireland

Donations on line can be made to http://www.mercyinternational.ie/donations/donation_general.cfm

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