Resurrection is God Acting Now
© Herschel Pollard.
Published in Tui Motu magazine
Elaine Wainwright rsm suggests that we read the resurrection story of Luke 24: 1-12 as the culmination of Jesus' life and death and as God's continuing acting in all creation.
Sr Elaine writes: ‘The God of resurrection is the God who is present in the life-giving Spirit, in the events of the big bang, in the stars which lit up the early universe, in the first bacterial life on Earth, in the lives of the first human beings in the history of Israel, and in the life and death of Jesus’…
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© Herschel Pollard.
Published in Tui Motu magazine
Vision in Action
Events & Programmes
Returning to Baggot Street
On 11 April 2019, the 158th anniversary of the foundation to Longford in 1861 by Sisters of Mercy led by M. Bernard Maguire, first year students from Meán Scoil Mhuire returned to Baggot Street to experience their rich cultural heritage in the founding house of Mercy.
We welcome visitors to tour Baggot Street and are happy to make special arrangements to accomodate groups.
Follow Online the XX1 USISG Plenary in Rome (6-10 May) 'Sowers of Prophetic Hope'
A special invitation from UISG to all Sisters and interested persons to watch the livestream of the keynotes at the XX1 USISG Plenary. Details are linked to this item.
MIA Prayer intention: We Rejoice and We Mourn
We rejoice in your resurrection! We mourn the loss of life and injuries in the series of attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the day that celebrates new life. Easter joy was taken away in this act of violence.
Guide all people in your way of peace.
Post your prayer in our online chapel.
Nancy Pelosi Pays Tribute to the Sisters of Mercy in her Address to the Irish Parliament
In her address to the Irish Parliament on 17 April, acknowledging the Irish contribution to the growth of the United States, Speaker Pelosi singled out the contribution made there by the Sisters of Mercy in education and healthcare saying: ‘The Sisters of Mercy came from Dublin to heal our sick and to teach generations of American children and they still do’. Her words can be found at 14:39.
A reminder to all our readers that each issue of Mercy eNews is archived on our Mercyworld.org website as soon as it is published. The current and previous issues of Mercy eNews can always be found in the ‘eNews’ section of our Newsroom, as can a link to subscribe. As well, a link to the archives and to each of the previous four issues can now be accessed from the bottom of the current issue - a quick way to refer back to an item.
Ending Homelessness - an Emerging Priority for Mercy Global Action
Under the umbrella of Displacement of Persons, one of the thematic areas identified during the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP), homelessness has emerged as a key advocacy concern from Mercy Global Action (MGA). In 2018, MGA joined the United Nations NGO Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH) to bolster its advocacy for the eradication of homelessness and the realisation of the human right to adequate housing for all…
Sowing Seeds of Hope: UISG_JPIC Webinar Now Archived Online
The second of the two webinars given on 11 April is now archived online. Presenters were: Adele Howard rsm (MIRP*), Ana Victoria Ulate fma (Community action) and Marisa Vertees (Global Catholic Climate Movement update*). Sr Adele’s presentation commences at 18:20 and concludes at 38:55. Questions commence at 1:08.
Fifth Biennial Mercy & Me Luncheon Celebrates Mercy – Past, Present and Future
Nearly 600 Mount St. Mary Academy Little Rock, Arkansas alumnae, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends gathered in the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock on Tuesday, April 16, for the fifth biennial Mercy & Me Luncheon. The signature event celebrates Mercy-inspired leadership – modeled by Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy – and honors its impact in the Central Arkansas community and beyond…
Do No Harm: Catholic Hospitals Confront Their Carbon Footprints
Dignity Health, the fifth-largest health system in the United States, features in this article on how the medical community is addressing its contribution to climate change which accounts for 10% of greenhouse gas emissions…
28 April 2019. 2nd Sunday in Easter
John 20: 19-31
' This weekend we celebrate the second of eight Sundays of the Easter Season which culminates in the Feast of Pentecost. In other words, we recognise that the liturgical readings and prayers for each Sunday between Easter and Pentecost invite us into different movements of the one great symphony of resurrection faith...'
Where Do You See New life?
‘This year, may the telling of the Easter story open our senses anew. May we look and listen for resurrections. And, when we discover new life, as the women did that Easter morn, may we go and tell.
May we inspire ourselves and others—to see, to claim, to be that newness. Impossible new life in the face of the world’s despair.’
North Sydney Congregation
In 1865 the North Sydney Mercies established a presence in Sydney under the leadership of Elizabeth McQuoin…Today the Sisters, although fewer in number, continue to spread the charism of Catherine McAuley by ministering in various fields. They are ably assisted by their Mercy co-workers.
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Convent of Mercy Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland
‘The seed which was sown in Longford has borne abundant fruit'.’
A 150th Anniversary (1861-2011) souvenir Publication. A beautifully illustrated history of 150 years of Mercy.
‘This book celebrates one hundred and fifty years of service to all God’s people near and far.’
LA RE Conference 2019
Videos of key presentations and celebrations at the 2019 Los Angeles RE Conference are available online in English and Spanish on the RECongress YouTube Channel. Presenters included Ron Rolheiser, "Speaking Prophetically for Justice – Principles for Christian Prophecy" and James Martin sj, "Lazarus, Come Forth!"
Turn toxic e-waste into a source of ‘decent work’, UN labour agency urges
‘A “toxic flood of electric and electronic waste” that is growing by the day across the world, should be urgently converted into a source of decent work, that can also protect populations from its harmful effects, the United Nations labour agency said on Wednesday.’Read the article here
The latest issue of the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) newsletter is now online.Read it here
As floods increase, cities like Detroit are looking to green stormwater infrastructure
‘With climate change bringing more intense storms, urban areas are looking for better ways to manage runoff.’Read the article here
Spirituality in Society and the Professions – International Conference and Launch of Books & CD
The first ever international conference on ‘Spirituality in Society and the Professions’ will take place in the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), May 16-18, 2019 in Waterford, Ireland.Conference details can be found here
The Earth is Just as Alive as You Are
‘Scientists once ridiculed the idea of a living planet. Not anymore.’Read the article here
Send suggestions and contributions for the ‘Worth’ Section 2019 to The Editor
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