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MIA Special Prayer Intention: ILT of the Americas Srs Pat Flynn (vice president), Judith Frikker, Pat McDermott (president) Anne Marie Miller and Áine O'Connor

Prayer

MIA Special Prayer Intention: ILT of the Americas

On 1 July 2019, the Institute Leadership Team (ILT) became the only elected leadership team within the Institute, thus assuming canonical responsibility for the entire Institute, another important step on the Journey to Oneness.

We pray with all members of the Institute as they each undertake another step in the journey. We pray with the leadership team as they assume these additional responsibilities that they continue to be wise, listening, reflective, relational and courageous leaders.

Post your prayer in our online chapel.

MIA Prayer intention: That Migrants & Refugees Reach Safety

Prayer

MIA Prayer intention: That Migrants & Refugees Reach Safety

Alan Kurdi - drowned in the Mediterranean (2015), Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria - drowned in the Rio Grande (2019). These are three names we know of the many people in recent years who have drowned fleeing war, poverty and misery. These are heart- wrenching images we can’t—we shouldn’t— ever forget.

May the Mercy Family continue to pray and work for all people who seek safety and security in lands far from their own, to convince governments and their citizens to accept them, support them and enable them to begin new lives.

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Webinar Series Now Concluded - 3 Session Videos Available Here

MIA-MGA

Webinar Series Now Concluded - 3 Session Videos Available Here

The webinar series based on Mercy International Association’s publication Inherent Dignity, an anti-human trafficking advocacy guidebook, concluded last week.

Video recordings of all three sessions can now be watched online.

MESSAGES TO: Angela Reed rsm MIA-MGA Coordinator
Participate in an MIC Programme in 2020

Participate in an MIC Programme in 2020

Programme offerings for 2020 are now online.

Members' News

‘What does Earth ask of us?’

Americas

‘What does Earth ask of us?’

Robin Wall Kimmerer, award-winning author of the books Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss led a weekend retreat at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, Connecticut, May 17-19.

“Returning the Gift: What Does the Earth Ask of Us?” drew 70 retreatants—ages 20 to 80—from a dozen states. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the founder and director of SUNY’s Center of Native Peoples and Environment, Robin facilitated a celebrative experience to help awaken participants to their role in the cycle of reciprocity, both receiving and returning the gifts of the generous Earth….

Launch of a Book Based on the late Dr Jan Gray’s Doctoral Dissertation

ISMAPNG

Launch of a Book Based on the late Dr Jan Gray’s Doctoral Dissertation

During May, a book based on the doctoral dissertation of the late Dr Jan Gray rsm was launched at gatherings in both Melbourne and Adelaide.

The book, *‘M-D Chenu’s Christian Anthropology: Nature and Grace in Society and Church’ *was edited by Kathleen Williams rsm and published by Hilary Regan of ATF Press. It is based on what was Jan’s most significant work…

Listen with Your Heart

Brisbane Congregation

Listen with Your Heart

To the beautiful sounds of ‘Quam Dilecta” a piece of our treasured sacred music, and on a stunning autumn morning, we began the Jubilee Celebration of the Sisters of Mercy, Brisbane Congregation, at All Hallows’ Chapel for our Jubilarians for 2019…

'For the sake of generations to come': Faith Leaders Unite on Climate Change

ISMAPNG

'For the sake of generations to come': Faith Leaders Unite on Climate Change

Eveline Crotty rsm, Institute President, is among the 153 religious leaders who have issued an open letter to Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, urging him to show moral leadership on the issue of climate change.

MESSAGES TO: Eveline Crotty rsm Institute President
Fitbit for Your Footprint

Ireland

Fitbit for Your Footprint

VITA is delighted to announce that its website now has a carbon calculator, the first totally not-for-profit carbon calculator in the world.

Use the calculator to measure your footprint and offset it if you wish, using carbon credits from programmes supported by Sisters Mercy and other partner organisations.

MESSAGES TO: Ciara Feehely Head of Fundraising & Communications

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1836: Catherine's niece, M Anne Agnes professed, Baggot St

1842: M Catherine Gogarty professed Baggot St, died Perth 1846

1942: 7 Sisters evacuated from Alderney, Channel Islands join the Gravesend Sisters in Hartley, Kent.

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

This Gmail Pro Tip will Change How You Think About Your Inbox

Digital Life

This Gmail Pro Tip will Change How You Think About Your Inbox

‘It’s easy to think of Gmail’s labels system as a glorified filing cabinet for your inbox—but if you’re treating labels strictly as folders, you’re missing out on some of their most powerful possibilities…’

Happy Days!

International Days

Happy Days!

Wishing our Sisters and partners-in-Mercy of the Americas a happy Fourth of July for tomorrow and that our Sisters and partners-in-Mercy in Newfoundland Congregation enjoyed a happy Canada Day on Monday, 1 July.

A Plastic Wave - A documentary film on plastic pollution

Resource

A Plastic Wave - A documentary film on plastic pollution

A surf photographer, business owner and father of two is seeing more and more plastic wash ashore his beloved home beach. In a bid to discover the route of this problem, he embarks on a journey of discovery to educate himself and understand more about the problem. Along the way, he discovers some alarming issues...’ (24:35)

Words of Mercy

quotes

Words of Mercy

‘As love begets love, politeness begets politeness'.’

  • Catherine McAuley
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Gospel

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Luke 10:25-37

'The present ecological crisis calls us to new ways of being neighbour. We used to speak in terms of thinking globally and acting locally. If we are to be neighbour in our times, we need to think cosmically as well as globally and to act globally as well as locally...'

Resources

The real cost of cheap, fast fashion – to workers and to the planet

Worth Reading

The real cost of cheap, fast fashion – to workers and to the planet

Article includes 7 ways to take the environmental heat out of your fashion habit, including this one: ‘Wash clothes less often. The average laundry cycle releases hundreds of thousands of tiny fragments of plastic from synthetic fibres into waterways.’

Read the article here
Canticle of Creation

Worth Playing

Canticle of Creation

by Dan Schutte

‘Be praised, my Lord in all things
Signore, Laudato Si'...’
Lyrics

Listen here
News from LCWR

Worth Reading

News from LCWR

The Latest issue (July 2019) of ‘Update’, LCWR’s monthly newsletter, is now online.

Read it here
'See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse'

Worth Knowing

'See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse'

‘Domestic abuse is a national emergency: one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question: why didn’t she leave? We should be asking: why did he do it?…’

*Violence/Domestic violence was one of the issues surfaced during the MIR process.*

Read a review of the book here Order the book here
 An Astonishing Secret

Worth Knowing

An Astonishing Secret

The Love Story of Creation and the Wonder of You.

‘This online course by Fr Daniel O’Leary, over a series of ten videos, offers precious and life-changing insights about Creation, Incarnation and our own divine hearts.’

Find out more here
Stop Trafficking!

Worth Reading

Stop Trafficking!

The July 2019 issue (vol. 17, no. 7) is now online. This issue highlights excerpts from the current Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.

Read the issue here

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

The Bottom Line

‘Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.’

Václav Havel

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