Our Venerable Catherine McAuley

Catherine by Marie Henderson rsm (Americas)

Vision in Action

MIA Prayer Intention: Catherine's Canonisation

Canonisation

MIA Prayer Intention: Catherine's Canonisation

Join the Sisters of Mercy, our Associates, Companions and friends in praying for the Beatification of Catherine McAuley using this specially composed prayer and pray with those in need of physical healing who have asked for our prayers through the intercession of Catherine McAuley.

Post your prayer in our online chapel.

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Homelessness: A prominent Sign of Social Inequalities

MGA

Homelessness: A prominent Sign of Social Inequalities

As a member of the UN NGO Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH), MGA helped organize a side event titled “Homelessness: A prominent Sign of Social inequalities”, which took place on 11 February during the 57th Commission on Social Development (CSocD57). In his opening remarks, Ambassador Brian Flynn, the deputy permanent representative of Ireland to the U.N., stated that “homelessness is one of the most visible and egregious signs of inequality” and it “touches every country, every city.”..

Sounding Twelve Years

Sounding Twelve Years

MIA invites the global Mercy Family to participate with us and the international community in this action during Holy Week. It symbolises the twelve year timeline humanity has left in which to limit catastrophic climate change.

Members' News

Loss & Restoration stock photo

ISMAPNG

Loss & Restoration

Elaine Wainwright rsm gives an ecological reading of the parable of the Lost Son in Luke 15:11-32. Sr Elaine writes; ‘Parables are full of material details - it is through these details we are able to develop an ecological awareness.’

Casa Digna restores dignity through housing, employment

Americas

Casa Digna restores dignity through housing, employment

Casa Digna builds safe basic housing for people in need in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, using recycled materials like tyres and hiring local workers. The nonprofit organisation was founded by Melody Ashley, an alumni of Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas…

Mercy School Students Seek to Improve Lives

Ireland

Mercy School Students Seek to Improve Lives

Students at Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore have been working on multiple projects that aim to improve life in their community.

Transition Year students at the school are involved in the Young Social Innovators programme, and recently won an award at the Mansion House for a presentation they delivered on their project titled ‘Give Mercy to Inchicore’.

Mercy Associates Weekend Nairobi

The Congregation

Mercy Associates Weekend Nairobi

It was a very special weekend of sharing and being together at Dimesse Retreat Centre Karan for 40 Mercy Associates in Nairobi, Kenya .

Three Groups of Mercy Associate were gathered on that date Mater/ Makadara Group, Ngarariga Group, Mutomo Misssion Hospital Group, coming together to deepen our knowledge of Catherine, her life, mission and spirituality…

A Joyous Occasion: Sisters Graduate in PNG Evelyn Crotty rsm (Institute Leader) centre with Mercy graduates

ISMAPNG

A Joyous Occasion: Sisters Graduate in PNG

Seven Sisters of Mercy (pictured) were among the group of thirteen religious women to graduate with a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from Divine Word University in Madang, PNG on 10 March. The DipPastMin was a pioneer program, totally sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy…

Sisters of Mercy were among Faith Leaders Participating in “Reverse Caravan” Pilgrimage to Explore Root Causes of Migration in Honduras

Americas

Sisters of Mercy were among Faith Leaders Participating in “Reverse Caravan” Pilgrimage to Explore Root Causes of Migration in Honduras

A delegation of nearly 75 faith leaders and social justice advocates, including seven Sisters of Mercy from the United States, Argentina and Peru, travelled to Honduras March 18-25 to meet with grassroots and religious partners in order to more deeply understand the root causes of migration.
The blog they kept of their experiences is linked to this item.

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Facts

On This Day

1880: Foundation to Maryborough, Queensland from Brisbane - M Borgia Byrne

1987: Opening of Aged Care Facility, Cronulla from Parramatta - M C Coyle

1992: Foundation to Casterton from Yarrawonga - M of Sacred Heart Kelly

1994: Profession of Carmen Rosa Ccallomamani, first Aymaran Sister, Peru

Contribute a fact from the story of your Mercy congregation, institute or federation, to our online archive.

7 April 2019. 5th Sunday in Lent Year C

Gospel

7 April 2019. 5th Sunday in Lent Year C

John 8:1-11
'Historian Gerda Lerner has demonstrated that patriarchy emerged some 3000 years ago with the emergence of weapons of war and the consequent gender division of labour. By the first century CE, when the gospels were written, every woman in the Roman world knew what that she was the possession of a man, initially of her father, and then of her husband or successive husbands...'

Reflection

Reflection for Lent Week Five
‘Create a clean heart in me, God. Dust off unmindful activity that constantly collects there. De-clutter my heart from harsh judgments and negativity. Wash away my resistance to working through difficult relationships. Rinse off my un-loving so the beauty of my generous and kind heart can shine forth. Remove whatever keeps me from following in your compassionate footsteps.
Amen.’

The 50 best Mac Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

Technical Tip

The 50 best Mac Tips, Tricks and Timesavers

‘All the awesome things you forgot your mac can do.’

Source:Techradar

Reminder: 4 Ways to Access Film Page 'In God Alone'

Catherine

Reminder: 4 Ways to Access Film Page 'In God Alone'

From the link in the Catherine panel on the homepage of our website

From the link in the film panel in the Catherine section

From the film panel in the Spirituality section

From the film panel in the Canonisation section

Resources

 Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

Worth Watching

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

Hauser performing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring BWV 147 by J. S. Bach with Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir Zvjezdice. Elisabeth Fuchs, conductor

Enjoy it here

Worth Reading

Europe voted to ban single-use plastic.

The European Parliament overwhelmingly approved sweeping legislation to outlaw single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws, stirrers, and polystyrene cups.

See the article here

Worth Reading

Water Can Exacerbate Inequality—or It Can Help Solve It

‘Inequality around the world is rising, expanding the divides between the "haves" and "have-nots."

This is true for incomes, development levels—and for water security…’

Read the article here
Archbishop Auza Stresses Climate Concerns at Fordham Conference

Worth Reading

Archbishop Auza Stresses Climate Concerns at Fordham Conference

‘Pope Francis and the United Nations on the Environment’

Read the speech here

Worth Reading

Stop Trafficking!

The April 2019 (Vol. 17 No. 04) issue is now online. It highlights issues around housing for trafficked survivors and the long-term healing that is needed.

Read it online here

Worth Reading

The April issue of Update, the newsletter of LCWR, is now available

Read it here
'Christus Vivit'

Worth Reading

'Christus Vivit'

Vatican-provided English Text of Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation Following 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment

Read it here

Send suggestions and contributions for the ‘Worth’ Section 2019 to The Editor

The Bottom Line

‘We need simple and wise people who are humble and courageous, poor and generous. Testimonies of holiness in every state of life, to renew the Church and raise society with the yeast of God's kingdom.’

Pope Francis, 25 March 2019

Mercy eNews

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

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