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MIA Prayer Intention: The Ascension Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: The Ascension

‘God of heaven and earth, your glory fills the universe. All peoples praise you for the wonders you have worked among us. As we remember the mystery of Christ’s death and rising, help us to remember that he has not left us orphans. We have not known his touch or seen his face, but we believe that he is with us now. Deepen our faith. Open our eyes to see his presence in our midst. Amen’

Source: ‘Intercessions of Mercy’ ed. Joy Clough

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Responding to the Cries of the Amazon

MIA-MGA

Responding to the Cries of the Amazon

The United Nations NGO Mining Working Group, of which Mercy Global Action is a member, co-sponsored an event titled “Towards an Integral Ecology: responding to the Urgent Cries and Horizons of the Amazon” during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN hosted the event, and other cosponsors included, Red Ecclesial Pan Amazónica (REPAM), Conselho Indigenista Missionário of Brazil, and the Justice Coalition of Religious…

Members' News

Statement From The Sisters Of Mercy May 17th, 2019

The Congregation

Statement From The Sisters Of Mercy May 17th, 2019

The Sisters of Mercy recognise the tenth anniversary of the publication of the Ryan Report [20 May 2009]… will be a difficult time for many people and we hope that it can also lead to a time of deeper healing. We recognise those sisters and lay staff who served in caring for children in situations where support structures and training were frequently inadequate.

In conclusion, we reaffirm our commitment to support our former residents. May we continue to heal the wound and walk together into the future.

Read the complete Statement on The Congregation website which is linked to this item.

Sisters of Mercy Call for a Truly Modern Immigration Plan

Americas

Sisters of Mercy Call for a Truly Modern Immigration Plan

Last week, following the U.S. president's announcement of his new immigration plan, the Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas issued a statement calling for an immigration plan that *"addresses the status of people who are undocumented and implements a humane and generous asylum system."*

Reminder: Conferences for Mercy Educators

Australasia & Americas

Reminder: 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. Download the information 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

150 Years of Mercy in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland

Newfoundland

150 Years of Mercy in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland

The Sisters of Mercy have provided ministry in Conception Harbour for over 150 years. On Tuesday May 21 about thirty of us attended a grand celebration in the parish of Eucharist followed by a hot roast beef dinner…

At the end of Mass, a plaque was presented to the Congregation which will be placed in the church to commemorate the anniversary. In his homily Bishop Daniels connected the call and ministry of the sisters to that of the early disciples of Jesus and gratefully commended their life and ministry among the people of Conception Harbour and surrounding area…

A Celebration of Living Light

ISMAPNG

A Celebration of Living Light

Editor: The Mercy Mission, Spirituality & Action Hub in North Carlton, Victoria, was the perfect setting on Saturday, 18 May, for an exhibition of the work of four Australian iconographers: Margaret Broadbent rsm, Margaret McHugh rsm, Pauline Pervan lcm and Mrs Alice Vaughan.

Adding to the atmosphere, the afternoon's programme featured the Melbourne Capella Choir, an ensemble of professional choral and operatic singers performing works sung in English, Greek, Georgian and Russian, conducted by Nicholas Cowell…

Mercy Matters

Take back control of your iPhone with these 14 fixes

Digital Life

Take back control of your iPhone with these 14 fixes

‘The iPhone is by far the dominant smartphone in the U.S. If you’ve got one, you click, swipe, and long-press on its screen countless times a day. But you may be doing a lot more of those moves than necessary…’

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1854: Foundation to Ennis from Limerick - M Vincent McMahon

1871: Death of Sister M. Stanislaus Droguet, early member of the Wellington foundation

1897: Opening of Waitara Founding Home, Sydney - M Aloysius Casey

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

Feast of the Ascension Year C

Gospel

Feast of the Ascension Year C

Luke 24:46-53

'Loss is part of the human condition, and the physical death of a loved one is among the most painful experiences of loss. Today’s Feast of the Ascension invites us to face the experience of loss in a transformative way...'

53rd World Communications Day: 'We are members one of another» (Eph 4,25). From network community to human communities.'

International Day

53rd World Communications Day: 'We are members one of another» (Eph 4,25). From network community to human communities.'

Celebrated on Sunday before Pentecost (2 June 2019).

‘If the [Inter]Net becomes an opportunity to share stories and experiences of beauty or suffering that are physically distant from us, in order to pray together and together seek out the good to rediscover what unites us, then it is a resource.’

The Path of Mercy: The Life of Catherine McAuley

Resource

The Path of Mercy: The Life of Catherine McAuley

‘This work places [Catherine] McAuley in her Irish context, particularly in post-penal Dublin, where the destitution, epidemics, and lack of basic education, especially of poor women and young girls, led her to a life of practical mercifulness.’

Available in person or online from MIC Gift shop at a special price or online from Four Courts Press, Catholic University of America Press (USA orders) and from Amazon

Words of Mercy

Quotes

Words of Mercy

‘We rejoice in the continued invitation to seek justice, to be compassionate and to reflect mercy to the world’

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Worth Reading

Latest issue of 'Update' available

The June issue of Update, the newsletter of LCWR is now online

Read the newsletter here
New Job positions in South Sudan

Worth Knowing

New Job positions in South Sudan

Solidarity with South Sudan has four new job positions open in communities in South Sudan.

Responses are due 30 June 2019.

Details are here

Worth Reading

As US associates track to surpass women religious, both face 'turning point'

‘If current trends continue, within five years, the number of associates in the United States will be greater than the number of vowed women religious…’

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Worth Reading

‘Everybody Wants a Revolution, but Nobody Wants to Do the Dishes’

‘St. Mary’s was a parish that, as the Jesuits like to say, ruined me for life. It ruined me for clericalism, for racism, for xenophobia. Most of all, it convinced me that when it comes to building humble, accountable, inclusive Catholic communities, another world is indeed possible—not in a small, self-selecting alternative community of like-minded individuals, or in the kingdom of God, but in an ordinary city parish here and now…’

Read the article here

Worth Reading

Latest issue of 'A Matter of Spirit' available

The latest issue of A Matter of Spirit is available online. This Summer 2019 issue is “Economic Inequality” and it is available for download now.

Read the newsletter here

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

The Bottom Line

Prayer will do more [to solve our difficulties]…than all the money in the Bank of Ireland. Let us pray well and never grow weary.’

Catherine McAuley, Letter to Aloysius Scott, 20 July 1841

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