Resurrection is God Acting Now

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Vision in Action

Returning to Baggot Street Margaret Roche with some of the students in the heritage room

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.

MESSAGES TO: Anna Nicholls rsm Leader, Heritage & Spirituality
MIA Prayer intention: We Rejoice and We Mourn

Prayer

MIA Prayer intention: We Rejoice and We Mourn

Creator God,
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.

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Nancy Pelosi Pays Tribute to the Sisters of Mercy in her Address to the Irish Parliament YouTube

Ireland

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.

eNews Listing

Communication

eNews Listing

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.

MESSAGES TO: Anne Walsh Editor
Ending Homelessness - an Emerging Priority for Mercy Global Action

MIA-MGA

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…

Members' News

Fifth Biennial Mercy & Me Luncheon Celebrates Mercy – Past, Present and Future

Americas

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…

MESSAGES TO: Jamie Groat Director of Communications and Marketing
Do No Harm: Catholic Hospitals Confront Their Carbon Footprints

Americas

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…

MESSAGES TO: Joann Wardrip Media Relations Manager Dignity Health

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1878: Foundation made to Douglas, Isle of Man from Liverpool.

1893: Death of Mother Ignatius McQuoin, Liverpool Foundress of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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

28 April 2019. 2nd Sunday in Easter <br>Year C

Gospel

28 April 2019. 2nd Sunday in Easter
Year C

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...'

North Sydney Congregation

Website

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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Technical Tip

Switching from Firefox to Chrome

Tips for customising your environment, saving time and recreating your favourite Chrome browser features.

Convent of Mercy Longford, Co. Longford, Ireland

Resource

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.’

Resources

LA RE Conference 2019

Worth Knowing

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!"

Worth Reading

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

Worth Reading

CRC Newsletter

The latest issue of the Canadian Religious Conference (CRC) newsletter is now online.

Read it here

Worth Reading

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

Worth Knowing

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

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

The Bottom Line

‘The call to unity & reconciliation, justice and peace, is driven by the one who died and was risen – so that those who live might no longer live for themselves. We are called to find the proper expression of the love given in Christ to us – in our way of living together. We serve the God of life, leading us to justice & peace….We can make a difference together, as people of faith, hope, and love. Christ’s love can move the world, even us.’

Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit

Mercy eNews

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