The 'Making' of Catherine

Catherine at the foundry before patination, waxing and polishing

Vision in Action

Film: 'In God Alone'

Catherine

Film: 'In God Alone'

Catherine

Film: 'In God Alone'

'In God Alone' has been screened on the Mercyworld.org website by individuals and groups a total of 5,373 times. Have you screened it? Have you seen it?

There are currently three ways to view the film wide screen: in English, in English with English captions or in English with Spanish captions.

MESSAGES TO: Anna Nicholls rsm Leader, Heritage & Spirituality
MIA Prayer Intention: Mary

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Mary

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Mary

In this month dedicated to Mary, may we come to know her anew through appreciating and supporting women who today face challenges such as Mary faced: including ‘mother of the homeless’, ‘mother of political prisoner’, ‘mother of the condemned’, ‘political refugee’, ‘seeker of sanctuary’ ...

Let us pray the Litany of Mary of Nazareth holding these contemporary women in our thoughts and hearts.

Post your prayer in our online chapel

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Come Home to Catherine in August 2019

Events & Programmes

Come Home to Catherine in August 2019

Events & Programmes

Come Home to Catherine in August 2019

Monday, 12 August - Friday, 16 August

This programme offers an opportunity to pray with Catherine in her places and spaces and to walk in her footsteps through the city of Dublin reflecting on her life and ministry.

MIA-MGA Presents at Vatican Conference on Human Trafficking

MIA-MGA

MIA-MGA Presents at Vatican Conference on Human Trafficking

MIA-MGA

MIA-MGA Presents at Vatican Conference on Human Trafficking

Angela Reed rsm presented a paper entitled ‘Responding to Survivors of Human Trafficking’, at a recent International Conference held in Rome from 9-11 April and convened by the Migrants and Refugees Section of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development

Members' News

Celebrating the Anniversary of Our Foundation

Brisbane

Celebrating the Anniversary of Our Foundation

On 10th May, 1861, Mother Vincent Whitty and her 5 companions arrived in Brisbane with Bishop Quinn in the newly created Diocese of Brisbane, which at that time covered the whole of Queensland. Mother Vincent was 41, Sr M Benedict and Sr M Cecelia were in their early 20s. Sr Catherine Morgan joined the group in Liverpool and left with 3 hours notice of departure. There were also 2 Postulants. The Sisters lived in temporary residences until 1863 when they moved into what became known as All Hallows’ Convent.

A group of Sisters gathered to celebrate the anniversary and give thanks for the many blessings of 158 years of presence of the Brisbane Congregation.

Catherine McAuley and the Example of Mary

GB Union

Catherine McAuley and the Example of Mary

Catherine was a refined, courteous and sensitive nineteenth century lady.
She was also a revolutionary who followed in the footsteps of Mary the Mother of God. She founded her house of Mercy two years before Catholic Emancipation and five years before the Great Reform Bill of 1832 extended the franchise for men but took it away from the few women that could exercise it. She founded her congregation in 1831 fifty years before the Married Women’s Property Act allowed women to hold property in their own right…

Healing Garden Fosters a Heart of Love

Americas

Healing Garden Fosters a Heart of Love

‘When Anderson Hospital leadership contemplated a campus expansion in 2015, they recognized an opportunity to incorporate some special features as part of the construction and remodeling… Sr. Averbeck and I set about finding a sculptor who could create our own version of Catherine for our lobby… Working closely with the lead architects, we were able to create our version of a rill, which is a small stream, that would fit in the space we had available. It was inspired by the original rill in the courtyard of the Mercy International Centre in Ireland…

Source: Catholic Health Progress

Peace in the Universe Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al, NASA

ISMAPNG

Peace in the Universe

Elaine Wainwright rsm suggests that the latest space discoveries invite us to read John 14:23-29 with a whole new appreciation of love and relationship in the cosmos. Sr Elaine writes: ‘The Johannine text (Jn 14:23-29) names the recipients of Jesus’s words as "disciples". How might this text be expanded if we understand the recipients/disciples to be not only humans but all other-than-human — including the universal?’…

Mercy Named Top Five Large Health Care System in the U.S.

Americas

Mercy Named Top Five Large Health Care System in the U.S.

‘ “For the fourth year in a row, we have been named one of the top five large health systems in the nation for the medical care we provide to our communities,” said Dr. Keith Starke, senior vice president and top quality officer for Mercy. “Mercy is very focused on the quality of care we provide our patients, and we’ve made significant strides in reducing both health-care associated infections and surgical complications. For patients, it means we prevent unnecessary suffering, and they go home healthier and sooner.”… ‘

Mercy Students Pitch App Idea at Tech Summit

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Mercy Students Pitch App Idea at Tech Summit

Sacred Heart College Geelong, Victoria year 9 (third level) students Zara Madden and Yanah Kanellos spoke at the 2019 Pivot Summit at Deakin University, pitching their app idea Tydi Pocket, an app to help teenagers with financial literacy and provide them with hints and tips to achieve their saving goals…

Mercy Matters

WhatsApp Hack

Technical Tip

WhatsApp Hack

Technical Tip

WhatsApp Hack

Have I been affected and what should I do?

Time to make sure WhatsApp is updated on your iPhone, Android or Windows device if you haven’t done so already.

Editor: App updates improve the security of your device, fix bugs, improve performance & bring new features - all important reasons to keep the apps on your devices updated.

Living the Magnificat

Resource

Living the Magnificat

Resource

Living the Magnificat

A short online retreat on Mary’s Song to God.

This retreat encourages you to reflect on the two readings associated with the Feast of the Visitation – a reading from the Prophet Zephaniah, and the Gospel Reading telling of Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth.

26 May 2019. 6th Sunday in Easter

Gospel

26 May 2019. 6th Sunday in Easter

Gospel

26 May 2019. 6th Sunday in Easter

‘“Take from my heart all painful anxiety.” This is the prayer of the first Sister of Mercy, Catherine McAuley. It echoes the words of the Johannine Jesus, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid.” It is all a matter of love. Disciples of Jesus know that they need not be anxious or afraid “for perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). Today’s gospel makes it clear that “love” finds expression in the keeping of God’s word…’

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

Nothing is recorded in the Mercy Through the Years calendar as having taken place today, yet we know the Works of Mercy were undertaken.

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

Resources

New Report: 5.1 Billion People Lack Meaningful Access to Justice

Worth Knowing

New Report: 5.1 Billion People Lack Meaningful Access to Justice

A new report on Justice for All from the Taskforce on Justice found that a shocking 5.1 billion people – two-thirds of the world’s population – lack meaningful access to justice. This includes people who are in modern-day slavery, are stateless, victims of unreported crime and those employed in the informal sector.

Read the article & access the report here

Worth Knowing

Climate Change

Speaking to young Māoris and people of the Pacific islands in New Zealand on Monday [13 May], UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “nature does not negotiate” and emphasized four key measures that Governments should prioritize in order to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.’

Read the article here
UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

Worth Knowing

UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

‘Key lifestyle choices such as getting regular exercise, not smoking or drinking too much, can reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.’

Read the article here
‘This is a wake-up call’: the villagers who could be Britain’s first climate refugees '

Worth Reading

‘This is a wake-up call’: the villagers who could be Britain’s first climate refugees '

‘It will become the first community in the UK to be decommissioned as a result of climate change; while other villages along England’s crumbling east coast have lost houses to accelerating erosion, none have been abandoned…’

Read the article here

Worth Reading

Forget the Anthropocene: We’ve entered the synthetic age

‘From genetically engineered mosquitoes to planetary geoengineering, we’re moving from altering the planet as a side effect to taking control of some of the key physical processes that shape our world…’

Read the article here

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

The Bottom Line

‘What if the purpose of the Incarnation and Resurrection was not so we could go somewhere else, but rather so we, with God, could create a new Earth?…In his book The Universal Christ, Richard Rohr says: “The true and essential work of all religion is to help us recognize and recover the divine imagine in everything.” Think about how wondrous, how awesome this new Earth would be if everyone that looked at you saw the Imago Dei and you saw the image of God in every blade of grass, every bird, every person from the destitute homeless person to the Pope…’

Patrick Carolan, Franciscan Action Network (FAN) Director USA

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