Earth Day 2019 Reflection: “The Earth is God’s”

Vision in Action

Thank you!

Communication

Thank you!

Many thanks for the messages received from all over the Mercy world acknowledging the news of the four major international awards for the new MIA website.

It is wonderful that we can all celebrate this good news.

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Mercy Education Pilgrimage to Baggot Street

Events & Programmes

Mercy Education Pilgrimage to Baggot Street

Be part of a global education gathering (8-12 January 2020) in the first Mercy classroom (now the International Room) and deepen your connection to the Mercy story and to Mercy education.

Find out more and reserve your place using our booking system.

MESSAGES TO: Anna Nicholls rsm Leader, Heritage & Spirituality

Members' News

Sister Patricia Tomlinson Is Honoured Fr Michael, Sr Juliet, Sr Patricia, Bishop Kevin

The Congregation

Sister Patricia Tomlinson Is Honoured

Sr. Patricia Tomlinson has been awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontificia medal by Pope Francis…

When presenting the award Bishop Kevin paid great tribute to Patricia. He thanked her for all she is doing and said that in the best tradition of consecrated life she is an encourager. Nothing she does is ever about herself. It is always about the service of others…

Conferences for Mercy Educators

Australasia, Americas

Conferences for Mercy Educators

The AMSSA (Australasian Mercy Secondary Schools Association) Conference will be held at Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College, North Sydney from 8-10 August 2019. Details on the AMSSA site here.

The 2019 Mercy Education Conference (MESA) will be hosted by Mount Saint Mary Catholic High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during October 18-19, 2019. Details on the MESA website here

MercyFirst Celebrates 125 Years!

Americas

MercyFirst Celebrates 125 Years!

MercyFirst, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy, is celebrating 125 years of Mercy-filled services. MercyFirst addresses the needs of more than 3,200 children, teenagers and families each year in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties New York...

McAuley House Opens in Ballarat, Victoria

ISMAPNG

McAuley House Opens in Ballarat, Victoria

This year brings a significant milestone for McAuley Community Services for Women, with the opening of their first service based outside Melbourne. McAuley House Ballarat will bring their model of integrated support – a proven method of eliminating homelessness for women – into regional Victoria…

Restoring Human Dignity at the Border Sister volunteers including Fran Repka rsm (front, centre) & Judy Mouch rsm (front, right)

Americas

Restoring Human Dignity at the Border

One of our Critical Concerns as Sisters of Mercy is immigration, which includes not only the care of those who are immigrants, but also the effort to understand and address the causes that compel people to leave their home countries…

Mercy Matters

26 Incredibly useful things You Didn't Know Google Calendar Could Do

Technical Tip

26 Incredibly useful things You Didn't Know Google Calendar Could Do

Advanced options, shortcuts, and features for Google Calendar.

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1958: Mercy Secretarial High School opened, Albany - M Renee Hosey

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

Reflection for Holy Week

Reflection

Reflection for Holy Week

Prepared by Catholic Health USA.
Additional Holy Week Resources (new for 2019) can be found on our site here

21 April 2019. Easter Sunday Year C

Gospel

21 April 2019. Easter Sunday Year C

Easter Vigil Luke 24:1-12; Easter Sunday John 20: 1-9

‘It does not always pay to discount someone’s story just because it sounds a bit fantastic. In Luke’s resurrection account, that’s what the “eleven and all the rest” do with the women’s stories of a rolled-back stone, no body, and heavenly interpreters...'

An Earth Day Prayer

Resource

An Earth Day Prayer

As we are called to see ourselves and each other as earthen vessels that hold God's presence and bring God's gifts to the world, so too, this very world and all that is above, around and within it are earthen vessels - just as easily shattered, just as much in need of our loving attentiveness and support. May our hands align with God's in caressing and shaping these vessels…

Resources

The Visual Commentary on Scripture

Worth Reading

The Visual Commentary on Scripture

The Visual Commentary on Scripture gathers a company of artists with whom to encounter the Bible

Experience it here

Worth Reading

'The clock is ticking' on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

‘Pointing to climate change, inequalities and other serious challenges, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a forum on Thursday Development that “the clock is ticking” down, to making the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…’

Read the article here

Worth Knowing

The Renegade Nuns who Took on a Pipeline

The US Region of The Adorers of the Blood of Christ religious congregation resisted the building of a pipeline on their land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with nonviolent protests. Unsuccessful in their Supreme Court appeal, they are currently weighing up their options. The ‘New Yorker’ reports the story this month.

Read their inspiring story here
NCR: New Series 'Our Common Home'

Worth Reading

NCR: New Series 'Our Common Home'

"Our Common Home" is a special NCR reporting series that through people, places and issues explores the role of faith and religion in responding to climate change

Read the first articles

Worth Reading

What Survival Looks Like After the Oceans Rise

At the site of a Bangladeshi town lost to devastating storms, locals make do by
scavenging what remains.

Read this story here

Worth Knowing

Pope: human trafficking a crime of the “commercialization of the other"

Pope Francis on April 11 addressed participants in a Vatican conference that examined the implementation of the Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking.

Read the item here

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

The Bottom Line

‘Like a great waterwheel, the liturgical year goes on relentlessly irrigating our soul, softening the ground of our hearts, nourishing the soil of our lives until the seed of the word of God itself begins to grow in us, comes to fruit in us, ripens us in the spiritual journey of a lifetime.’

Joan Chittister OSB

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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