Documents Delivered to Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints
Fr Michael Knipe, Sr Brenda Dolphin
The Cause for the Canonisation of Catherine McAuley continues to move forward as the documentation related to an alleged miracle is delivered to the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints in Rome.
Messages to: Sheila Carney rsm - Vice postulator (Americas)
Fr Michael Knipe, Sr Brenda Dolphin
MIA Vision in Action
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
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
An announcement about Mercy Global Presence will be made in a forthcoming MercyeNews.
Messages to: MIRP Continuation Group
MIA Prayer Intention: People of Sulawesi
Progress Towards a Global Compact for the Environment
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
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
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
‘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
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 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
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
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
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
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…
On This Day
1819: Death of Mrs Catherine Callaghan of Coolock House, Dublin
7 October 2018
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time -
Year B. Mark 10:2-16
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
‘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
‘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 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
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
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.
Listen to 'The Night Visiting Song'
Filmed outside at Woody Point, Gros Morne National Park, NewfoundlandPerformed by Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O' Leary
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 AfricaRead the Statement
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
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
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
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
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
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
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