Catherine's Canonisation Cause (MIA)
Prayers with the intercession of Venerable Catherine McAuley are asked for all whose names are in our hearts and on our prayer list; in particular those whose names have been newly added to the list:Mercy Associate Rosamond, Dan Carlton, Elena & Diane, Margaret Mulligan Mahoney, Helen Howard.
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
Mercy International Association Intention for the Coming Week (MIA)
Our prayers continue for those of the Mercy family and all people affected by typhoon Hailyon.
We give thanks for those whose hearts have been touched by the crisis: moved to compassion, to prayer, to service, to donations of money and goods.
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - Director MIA
Workshop: ‘Trafficking in Human Beings, Modern Slavery’, Vatican (The Congregation)
Pope Francis personally asked the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, with the FIAMC (World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations) to organize a workshop on human trafficking (HT) and modern slavery. Academics and practitioners were invited to share their knowledge, raise awareness and draw up a plan of action, to address the crime of Human Trafficking.
Mary Ryan rsm and Denise Boyle fmdm attended on behalf of The Congregation and their comprehensive report is linked to this item.
Mary Ryan rsm
Denise Boyle fmdm
Mercy Co-facilitates Session on Human Trafficking with the Religious Leaders of Newfoundland
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, Sister Emma Rooney (Presentation Congregation), Dolly Sweetapple (president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition against Human Trafficking) and Margie Taylor rsm facilitated a session on human trafficking with the religious leaders of Newfoundland.
Mercy Steps Up Honduras Advocacy (Americas)
Mercy has continued to monitor the human rights situation in Honduras, particularly the violence directed against rural communities exercising their right to peacefully oppose mining and against human rights defenders and international accompaniers who have been documenting the violations.
This comes in the larger context of the military takeover of police functions, initially with 1,000 on the streets in early October and up to 5,000 prior to the country’s elections on November 24. Responding to the call for election monitors, Mercy Sister Kathleen Erickson, a West-Midwest justice coordinator, will be joining a delegation of volunteers organized by SHARE.
Messages to: Institute Justice Team
Mercy Teams Up with Philips to Launch Telehealth Services (Americas)
Mercy, one of the earliest providers of telehealth for critical care in the U.S., and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that they will collaborate to expand Mercy's telehealth services to include medical and surgical hospital units. Telehealth enables clinicians to remotely monitor and manage patients in any location and is one of the fastest growing care delivery models. Mercy is currently managing 430 intensive care unit beds with the Philips eICU program and multiple Emergency Departments with the Philips Telestroke Program, and will soon extend these services to medical and surgical hospital units.
As patient acuity in hospitals continues to increase, care of patients on medical and surgical units represents an area of substantial unmet need and consumption of health care resources. By 2017, Mercy is planning to provide the Philips eAcute program to 1,500 acute care beds not only within the Mercy system, but across the U.S...
Messages to: Nancy Corbett
Vale Sister Joannes Clifford (Americas)
Editor: Her Obituary in the Baltimore Sun begins as it is to be expected - quite formally. Reading the article, however, reveals the woman whose heart stretched to enfold the widowed, separated and divorced. She was buried from the Mercy High School auditorium (her request), the school she gave 53 years of her life to, on 10 November ,with between 500 - 600 perons attending to celebrate her life.
It's a heartfelt and heartwarming tribute on a life well-lived...
Messages to: Augusta Reilly rsm
Mercy High School, Baltimore is this week's featured Mercy website
Sister Charlotte McGrath Celebrates Centennial (Americas)
With quiet determination Sister Charlotte McGrath holds onto her independence as she enters into everyday life with two dozen of our sisters in a moderate assisted living community in the Mercy Convent in Whitestone, New York. Despite her blindness, she cares for herself and wends her way from her second floor bedroom to the chapel, dining room and other shared areas on the first floor. Her sisters, who cannot help loving her, bring her meals to the table and update her about messages she cannot read...
Read the account by Camille D’Arienzo rsm
Messages to Sr Charlotte c/- Lee Guirreri rsm
No event of particular significance is recorded in the "Mercy Through the Years Calendar" as having taken place on 6 November. 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 High School, Baltimore
Mercy High School is a private Catholic secondary school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Its mission is to offer students a superior college preparatory education in an environment rooted in Christian values...