Programmes at MIC in 2020

Vision in Action

MIA Prayer Intention: Feast of the Sacred Heart, <br>28 June

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Feast of the Sacred Heart,
28 June

The escalation of trade policy and territorial disputes, rising climate risks and the increase in the world’s forcibly displaced population, are some of the current factors that underscore the growing need in our world for the core values of goodness, kindness, acceptance, empathy, humility and compassion to dictate human behaviour.

Let us pray for and cultivate generous hearts, demonstrating our love for God and our neighbour in our treatment of others and our care for our planet. May our actions always bear witness that we model our lives on the Sacred Heart.

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MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
MIA Among Co-Sponsors of Event 'We, the Climate Generation'

MIA-MGA

MIA Among Co-Sponsors of Event 'We, the Climate Generation'

The United Nations, which came together as “we, the peoples,” will hold its annual Climate Change Summit in September to address the ecological issues endangering our planet as well as people’s livelihoods and wellbeing. On June 12th, activists of all ages—“we, the climate generation”—came together to do the same…

Members' News

Mercy Sister Winner of 'Irish in Britain's' Volunteer Awards 2019

GB Union

Mercy Sister Winner of 'Irish in Britain's' Volunteer Awards 2019

This year the winner of Irish in Britain’s Individual Volunteer Award is Sister Moira Keane, who works with Irish prisoners as part of the Irish Chaplaincy. Sr Moira is described as ‘ “a natural carer” with “boundless energy”. She gives invaluable hours to assist with prison visits, advice, advocacy, suicide attempt prevention, pastoral care, as well as providing much needed support for distressed family members.’

MESSAGES TO: Moira Keane rsm
Mercy College Degrees Awarded to Graduates of Hudson Link for Higher Education Program Babita Patel / Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison

Americas

Mercy College Degrees Awarded to Graduates of Hudson Link for Higher Education Program

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Mercy College New York conferred a total of 45 bachelor of science and associate of science degrees to graduates of the Hudson Link for Higher Education program situated at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York…

“This is the distillation of Mercy’s mission; that we are working to serve students who have not been well served,” said Dr. Karol Dean, Dean of Mercy’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “For me, the Sing Sing program is where we see the mission in flesh and blood.”…

MESSAGES TO: Karol Dean Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Women's Program at Mercy Education Project (MEP)

Americas

The Women's Program at Mercy Education Project (MEP)

Mercy Education Project in Southwest Detroit works with women to achieve their GED high school credential and a fulfilling life post-MEP programs - at college, in employment or job training programs.

Johnetta Bell (Women’s Program Coordinator) and Kathleen Ojeda (Lead Adult Education Instructor) feature in this video interview published earlier this month on local tv.

Song for Elio Youtube

ISMAPNG

Song for Elio

The Maclean Music Academy is a work of the Institute and is coordinated by Anne Gallagher rsm.

A member of the Maclean Music Academy, Kate Begbie, featured in the Tuesday 28 May episode of the ABC’s (Australia’s national broadcaster) television program, ‘The Recording Studio’. In this moving series, everyday Australians are given the chance of a lifetime: to professionally record a song.

Kate’s son Elio suffers from an undiagnosed illness that has left him unable to walk and talk. Sr Anne gives him a private music session each Friday afternoon.

 ON Semiconductor Grant Supports Expansion of 'Language of Water' Educational Program

Americas

ON Semiconductor Grant Supports Expansion of 'Language of Water' Educational Program

ON Semiconductor presented Misericordia University with a $25,000 grant to expand the Misericordia and Lehman Sanctuary collaborative educational program, 'Language of Water: A Forest-to-Classroom First.'' The program provides opportunities for primary, secondary and higher education students to study and understand water quality and the impact it has on organisms and the ecosystem.

Mercy Matters

Mac Menubar

Digital Life

Mac Menubar

A curated directory of more than 230 Mac menu bar apps, neatly categorised with screenshots.

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1855: Foundation to Newry, Co Down from Kinsale - M Catherine O'Connor

1872: Death of M Philomena Dwyer, diarist of foundation to Auckland

1959: Motor Mission begun by Brisbane Sisters - M Dolores Lyne

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

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C Second Vatican Council in Session

Gospel

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

‘It is not unusual for a crisis to function as the catalyst for the development of new initiatives. In the 1960s, the Second Vatican Council reminded us that the Church is first and foremost the People of God and the Body of Christ and not primarily a hierarchical institution…’

Birds of Vermont

Reflection

Birds of Vermont

Fourth-grade artists at Mater Christi School, Burlington, Vermont, USA, recently completed a unit on Vermont birds. Their work is compiled in this video which also features each bird’s unique bird song. ‘It is important as Vermonters, Global Citizens and as members of a Catholic Mercy Community, aligned with Catholic social teaching that we show care for all God’s creation’, say the students.

‘A Lens on the Works of Mercy: Clare Agnew and her Legacy’

Resource

‘A Lens on the Works of Mercy: Clare Agnew and her Legacy’

The 72 page book, now available in the MIC Gift Shop, includes:

  • A brief account of Clare Agnew’s life;
  • Information about the illustrations and their publication;
  • Background context and contemporary material in relation to each work of mercy;
  • Suggestions for contemplation and action in relation to each work of mercy;
  • Consideration of the Works of Mercy and Clare Agnew’s legacy in our own time.
  • References and Acknowledgements.
Quote of the Day

Quotes

Quote of the Day

‘It is well for us that God is all merciful’.

Resources

'Quizurvey' on Water and the UN

Worth Knowing

'Quizurvey' on Water and the UN

In order to better serve its constituents, UN-Water has designed a survey to learn more about people’s knowledge of water and sanitation and what they think about its communication.

Water was the most significant environmental issue (in number of groups) addressed during the MIR process.

Quizurvey in English En español
'Souls in Flight'

Worth Watching

'Souls in Flight'

UNHCR released its global trends in forced displacement – 2018 figures last week. The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018 - the highest level that UNHCR has seen in its almost 70 years.

Watch the video Read the Report
'Our Sinking Planet'

Worth Reading

'Our Sinking Planet'

“Our Sinking Planet:” The 24 June issue of TIME Magazine features UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his fight against climate change on its cover and as its cover story.

Read the story here
Trafficking in Persons Report 2019

Worth Knowing

Trafficking in Persons Report 2019

The US State Department has published its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Access it here (538 pps). There is an accompanying video of the launch and another video entitled ‘Heroes: We Can All Do Our Part to End Human Trafficking’. Sr Gabriella Bottani mccj, International Coordinator of Talitha Kum, was among the eight persons from eight countries featured in the video.

Pie Jesu

Worth Watching

Pie Jesu

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu performed by Hauser & friends.

Watch/listen here
Film: The Camino Voyage

Worth Knowing

Film: The Camino Voyage

What happens when a writer, two musicians, an artist and a stonemason embark on the Camino by sea, in a traditional boat. An Irish film documentary captures their voyage as they make the journey to the famed pilgrimage destination.

Watch the trailer here Read more about the film

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

The Bottom Line

‘Our world is an endless ocean of Agape loving. God’s ecstasy is the Universe unfolding. The Ecstasy of God is this self -creating Universe.
God becoming what God loves. God becoming you, me, and us, (SC’s.) It is not imperative to look for the Second Coming but rather
FOREVER COMINGS…’

Peggy Collins s.c. Address at Sisters of Charity 'Assembly of the Whole', 13-16 June 2019

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