Documents Delivered to Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Fr Michael Knipe, Sr Brenda Dolphin

MIA Vision in Action

Come Home to Catherine in October

Events & Programmes

Come Home to Catherine in October

This programme is an experience of being at home with Catherine in Baggot Street. It is being offered from 15-19 October 2018.

Messages to: Anna Nicholls rsm - Team Leader Heritage & Spirituality

 Concluding the Season of Creation

Global Action

Concluding the Season of Creation

The Season ends tomorrow but the work to address degradation of Earth and displacement of Persons continues.

We invite you to visit these two, often intersecting, theme areas on our website to stay informed about the news, resources and calls to action on the 11 issues MIA has committed to addressing as a result of MIRP.

Mercy Global Presence

MIA News

Mercy Global Presence

An announcement about Mercy Global Presence will be made in a forthcoming MercyeNews.

Messages to: MIRP Continuation Group

MIA Prayer Intention: People of Sulawesi

Prayers

MIA Prayer Intention: People of Sulawesi

The sheer scale of the disaster in Sulawesi with the tragic loss of so many lives and the impact of those losses on families and...
Progress Towards a Global Compact for the Environment

Global action

Progress Towards a Global Compact for the Environment

As proposed by the Government of France last September at the UN General Assembly Summit, the United Nations has begun talks of a...
Mercy Day & MercyWorld.org Launch

MIA News

Mercy Day & MercyWorld.org Launch

Watch the short video (01:42) on the significance of Mercy Day and of the launch of the new MercyWorld.org website.

Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA

MIA Members' News

A Tapestry of Woven Threads - In Honour of Dr Janette Gray rsm

ISMAPNG

A Tapestry of Woven Threads - In Honour of Dr Janette Gray rsm

Elaine Wainwright rsm has delivered the inaugural lecture in honour of Jan Gray rsm for which she prepared by drawing deeply into Sr Jan's life and work.

Messages to: Elaine Wainwright rsm

Booterstown Community Celebrates 180 Years of Mercy Presence Early photo of Booterstown convent

The Congregation

Booterstown Community Celebrates 180 Years of Mercy Presence

On Sunday 23rd September 2018 the Booterstown community in South Dublin marked the 180th anniversary of its foundation.

Messages to: Booterstown Community c/- Teresa Anne Nagle rsm

St. Patrick’s Mercy Home in St. John’s Celebrating 60th Anniversary Image: Saltwire Network. Used with permission

Newfoundland

St. Patrick’s Mercy Home in St. John’s Celebrating 60th Anniversary

‘Nobody knew the vast difference St. Patrick’s Mercy Home would make in this community when it opened its doors in 1957.

Now, reaching towards operating in eight separate decades, the long-term care facility is celebrating its 60th anniversary of providing quality care and compassion to its residents.’

Source: ‘The Telegram’

Messages to: Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland

Doris Gottemoeller rsm 2018 Bernardin Award Recipient

Americas

Doris Gottemoeller rsm 2018 Bernardin Award Recipient

On Friday, September 28, 2018, CCGI (Catholic Common Ground Initiative) awarded the 2018 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Award to Doris Gottemoeller rsm.

Messages to: Doris Gottemoeller rsm

 Val Cervetto rsm Recognised for Volunteering

Brisbane

Val Cervetto rsm Recognised for Volunteering

Brisbane Sister of Mercy, Sr Val Cervetto, was awarded the 2018 Mercy Moments Outstanding Volunteer Award at the Mercy Day celebrations for Mercy Community.

Messages to: Val Cervetto rsm

Tree Planting in the Philippines

Philippines

Tree Planting in the Philippines

Holy Infant College mentors and students joined in planting 100 mahogany trees recently, a concrete act of preserving our mother Earth.

Messages to: Marian Ladrera rsm - Superior General

Bill Hayden's New Found Peace Source: ABC Tv

Brisbane

Bill Hayden's New Found Peace

Editor: Bill Hayden, Member of the Australian Parliament (1961–1988) and Governor General of Australia (1989-1986), formerly an avowed atheist, explains why he decided to be baptised and the inspiration of his friendship with Angela Mary Doyle rsm.

Watch the story screened Monday on Australian tv, here

A Call to Move Beyond the Culture of Death

Aotearoa New Zealand

A Call to Move Beyond the Culture of Death

The letter on sexual abuse, written by Pope Francis to the whole church on August 20, opens a topic which must be near to the hearts of all who make mercy the business of their lives. For at stake is the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable in our communities…

Source: ‘Imaging Mercy Today’

Sisters in Lake Placid Celebrate 50-Year Anniversary

Americas

Sisters in Lake Placid Celebrate 50-Year Anniversary

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the Sisters of Mercy in Lake Placid, New York, celebrated their 50-year anniversary of providing long-term care to local aging seniors at an event hosted by Elderwood at Uihlein, the former Uihlein Mercy Center…

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1819: Death of Mrs Catherine Callaghan of Coolock House, Dublin

7 October 2018

Gospel

7 October 2018

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time -
Year B. Mark 10:2-16

Words of Mercy

Quote

Words of Mercy

‘Connectedness across the world can sustain us in our local on-going struggle for mercy and justice.’

  • Jan Geason rsm
New Mercy Online Prayer Resource

Prayer

New Mercy Online Prayer Resource

‘No Hands but Yours’ (Corporal Works of Mercy) is the newest online prayer resource from Mercy Partners, Queensland and an accompaniment to ‘Nurturing a Merciful Heart’ (Spiritual works of Mercy)

Mercy Day Raffle Results

Fundraising

Mercy Day Raffle Results

‘I wish I could hear of your getting up a lottery or raffle occasionally’ -Catherine McAuley to Mary Ann Doyle.
In that spirit we held a Mercy Day raffle during the Good Cup of Tea event at MIC on Mercy Day.

Mercy gift Baskets were won by:

1st: Mrs O’Donovan, mother of Patricia rsm
2nd: Mary Conway rsm
3rd Still to be claimed

Mercy Words

Resource

Mercy Words

Mercy Words is a monthly publication intended to raise questions, explore ideas, and encourage “the people of God” to read, reflect, and respond to “the Signs of the Times.”

Messages to: Carol Rittner rsm

Our New website

Canonisation Cause Prayer Centre

Canonisation Cause

Canonisation Cause Prayer Centre

There are six intentions that the petitioner may choose from when posting a prayer for him/her self or another person in the Canonisation Prayer Centre. These range from : ‘For a return to good health’ to ‘For support in diminishment’. These statements are intended to express the various needs people have for physical healing.

Visit the Canonisation Cause Prayer Centre to post your prayer.

Returning from Reading an Item linked to the Website to MercyeNews

MercyeNews

Returning from Reading an Item linked to the Website to MercyeNews

A number of MercyeNews items in each issue are linked to further information on the MercyWorld.org website. Clicking on the ‘Read more link’ at the foot of the eNews item will take you to the complete article on the website.

When you are ready to return to MercyeNews, simply click on the ‘Return to the Enews’ link at the top or bottom of the article on the website.

Resources

Worth Watching

Listen to 'The Night Visiting Song'

Filmed outside at Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland

Performed by Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O' Leary

Worth Reading

An Urgent Cry for Ecological Justice: Reclaiming the Gospel Imperative for All Creation

Statement released on 22 September 2018 by bishops, women leaders and young leaders attending conference organised by the Anglican Communion Environmental Network (ACEN) in South Africa

Read the Statement

Worth Reading

Modern Slavery Commission will Help Financial Sector Fight Human Trafficking

The Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking was launched during the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly to find ways to harness the full potential of the sector to eradicate this scourge on human rights.

Read more

Worth Reading

United Nations Launches Youth2030 Strategy

There are an estimated 1.8 billion people aged 10–24 around the world; nearly 90 per cent of these young people live in developing countries…

Read more

Worth Knowing

Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine in aid of Action Against Hunger

The special charity concert of Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine in aid of Action Against Hunger will be held at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester, England, on the evening of Sunday 14th October at 7 pm.

To Purchase Tickets

Worth Reading

How Many People will the World Leave Behind?

In 2015, at the United Nations, all countries agreed on the set of ambitious economic, social and environmental targets to be achieved by no later than 2030, guided by a central motivation to “leave no one behind.” But is the world on track to do so?

Read the Report

Worth Watching

Praying with Art - Geoff Wheaton sj

This month’s reflection is a guide through Fritz Von Uhde's beautiful painting, 'Let the little children come to me'

An invitation to reflection

Worth Knowing

Ten photos That Changed How we see Human rights

From depictions of slavery to colonial massacres to contemporary portraits of refugees, photography is a powerful tool in evoking ideas of shared humanity.

View the Images

Send suggestions and contributions for the Worth Section 2018 to The Editor

‘So long as we continue to exclude women from the Church’s governance structures, decision making processes and institutional functions, we deprive ourselves of richness of our full humanity. So long as we continue to make women invisible and inferior in the Church’s language, liturgy, theology and law, we impoverish ourselves…Until we have truly incorporated the gift of women and the feminine dimension of our Christian faith, we will not be able to fully energise the life of the Church.’

Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, Australia
“The Role of the Faithful in a post-Royal Commission Church in Australia”, 11 September 2018

Mercy eNews

The online newsletter of Mercy International Association is published weekly, 48 weeks each year and distributed to subscribers via email.