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MIA Prayer Intention: For Families

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: For Families

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: For Families

Today is International Day of Families. Let us remember especially in our prayers today each of the members of our own families and all who are ‘like family’ to us. May our relationships be strengthened. May any conflicts be resolved. May love bind us together.

Let us remember, too, all new families— the struggling not just the celebrated— and all those mourning the absence of family members dear to them, including the widowed, refugees, prisoners, the homeless, persons who are trafficked, runaways, separated parents...

And let us give thanks also for the life of Jean Vanier who showed us all by his life how to form communities (families) - ‘through mutual respect, care, and love’.

Post your prayer in our online chapel.

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Videos & Talks in English & Spanish from UISG XX1

MGP

Videos & Talks in English & Spanish from UISG XX1

MGP

Videos & Talks in English & Spanish from UISG XX1

The five videos of the keynotes at the Plenary Conference can be watched and accompanying texts downloaded singly or as a collection, in English or Spanish, from our website.

The video of Pope Francis’ audience with participants at UISG and the text of his address are also included.

Salve Alumna Receives Mercy International’s Inaugural Emerging Leaders Fellowship

MIA-MGA

Salve Alumna Receives Mercy International’s Inaugural Emerging Leaders Fellowship

MIA-MGA

Salve Alumna Receives Mercy International’s Inaugural Emerging Leaders Fellowship

Julie Morisi, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in theology and conflict transformation at Boston University, is planning to combine the fellowship’s research project with her final thesis. “I am excited to have this fellowship as a way to focus my current studies,” she said. “I want to focus my education into the types of global concerns that the Sisters of Mercy prioritize, and I hope to direct my career path towards a profession that promotes mercy and justice.”…

Members' News

Mercy Health-Youngstown Wins Environmental Award stock image

Americas

Mercy Health-Youngstown Wins Environmental Award

Americas

Mercy Health-Youngstown Wins Environmental Award

‘YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO – For its work in promoting good environmental practices and developing best practices for other hospitals to follow, the Ohio Hospital Association has presented Mercy Health-Youngstown with the Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award.

The local health system, which includes St. Elizabeth Youngstown and Boardman hospitals and St. Joseph Warren Hospital, has developed initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve management of electricity and gas usage and increase recycling of hazardous waste such as pharmaceuticals and light bulbs….’

Mercy Wins in National Trust Heritage Awards 2019

North Sydney

Mercy Wins in National Trust Heritage Awards 2019

North Sydney

Mercy Wins in National Trust Heritage Awards 2019

*Sisters of Mercy North Sydney – Our Story* is the winner of the ‘Education & Interpretation’ category of the 25th annual National Trust Heritage Awards. ‘This hybrid space for learning, exhibition and experience, communicates the beginnings, characteristics, values and social forces that have shaped the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney.’

MESSAGES TO: Jennie Ryan rsm
Silence is no option - Speak Up For Earth

ISMAPNG

Silence is no option - Speak Up For Earth

ISMAPNG

Silence is no option - Speak Up For Earth

The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea invites you to sign our petition and send an important message on climate action to the next Australian Government [to be elected 18 May].

Australia needs to elect a government whose members recognise the reality of a changing climate and who can develop credible policies, plans and actions to address this emergency…

Petition Launched to Save the Four Masters Park

Ireland

Petition Launched to Save the Four Masters Park

Ireland

Petition Launched to Save the Four Masters Park

This petition is to save the Four Masters’ Park on Berkeley Road in Phibsborough, which is expected to be uprooted to make way for a MetroLink station.

The Four Masters' Park is a small green lung on Berkeley Road in the heart of the North inner-city; one of the very few. It was given by the Sisters of Mercy for the benefit of the local community.

The current plan for the new MetroLink is to consume a substantial part of our green space for the new metro station. Less than 100 metres away from our park is a station already built under the Mater Hospital.

Mercy Matters

16 May. International Day of Light

International Days

16 May. International Day of Light

The International Day of Light is a global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.

Walking with the Risen Christ – New Creation Retreat

Resource

Walking with the Risen Christ – New Creation Retreat

As we continue our journey through the Easter Season, this audio retreat from the Jesuits in Britain helps us reflect on our relationship with the world around us

The End of Private Space

Digital Life

The End of Private Space

‘To live with a part of your mind perpetually in the world of the news, exposed to an entire planet’s worth of mendacity and suffering, railing against events too vast for any individual to alter, is to feel what Greenfield, author of the book Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life, calls “a low-grade sense of panic and loss of control”, so normal it has come to feel routine...’

19 May 2019. 5th Sunday in Easter Artist: Emil Nolde

GOSPEL

19 May 2019. 5th Sunday in Easter

John 13:31-35

'The literary context for today’s gospel reading is Jesus’ final meal with his disciples. Jesus has washed the feet of his foot-weary table companions, and has thus provided an example of what it means to love. What he has done for them, they are to do for one another. In other words, no form of service is too menial for a Christian disciple...'

On This Day

Facts

On This Day

1863: Foundation to Cahir, Co Tipperary from Cappoquin, Co Waterford - M Teresa Phelan

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

For the Love of Creation

Reflection

For the Love of Creation

Christians leaders from across Canada came together on Earth Day to issue an urgent call to climate action.

Their collective message is clear: the global climate crisis has reached a critical stage and requires an urgent moral and spiritual response.

Resources

Worth Watching

'The Ground' from Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo.

Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua (Heaven and Earth are full of thy glory)

Experience it here

Worth Knowing

A Sudanese Slave Starts a New Life in an Italian Convent

Bakhita: A Novel of the Saint of Sudan
By Véronique Olmi
Translated by Adriana Hunter

‘Véronique Olmi’s novel retells the story of a strong young woman who was exploited and dehumanized before finding herself in more merciful and hopeful circumstances…’

Read the review here
Wild Abandon

Worth Reading

Wild Abandon

‘The Lake Eyre Basin is one of the largest and most pristine desert river systems on the planet, supporting 60,000 people and a wealth of wildlife…

This year, the water arrived in a way not seen for 45 years…’

Read the article & view stunning imagery here

Worth Knowing

An Extraordinary New Book Dismantles the Myths That Surround Domestic Violence

‘In her extraordinary new book, “No Visible Bruises,” Rachel Louise Snyder reports on what the World Health Organization has called “a global health problem of epidemic proportions.”’

Read the article here
Archbishop Auza Urges Greater Care of Forests

Worth Reading

Archbishop Auza Urges Greater Care of Forests

At the UN Forum on Forests on 6 May, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the United Nations Forum on Forests said: ‘Better management of our forest resources is a crucial part in our care for our common home and for those who live in it.’

Read Archbishop Auza's Statement in full here
Nearly all countries agree to stem flow of plastic waste into poor nations

Worth Reading

Nearly all countries agree to stem flow of plastic waste into poor nations

‘Almost all the world’s countries have agreed on a deal aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer countries, the United Nations announced on Friday.’

Read the article here

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

The Bottom Line

'We commit ourselves to both personal and communal conversion and
We wish to move forward together in an orchestrated and coordinated response in
Listening to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the Poor
As we go forth as instruments of hope
In the heart of the world.’

Sheila Kinsey FCJM, Executive Co-Secretary of JPIC Commission UISG / USG and Coordinator of UISG Campaign Sowing Hope for the Planet

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