The Special Synod on the Amazon: A Call to the Universal Church to Consider New Pathways and an Integral Ecology by Sheila Curran rsm

Members of the Yagua Tribe

Connecting from Home with MIC Next Week

Reminder: Quick Access to the Silver Jubilee Celebrations

Events & Programmes

Reminder: Quick Access to the Silver Jubilee Celebrations

The homepage of Mercyworld.org will have a direct link to each day’s celebration. The simplest way to access the day to watch livestreams (24th) or video presentations (25th) will be to click on the particular date in the window on the homepage of our website.

Mercy eNews 24, 25, 26 September

Communications

Mercy eNews 24, 25, 26 September

Mercy eNews will not be published next week. Instead, late in the evening (Dublin time) of 24, 25 and 26 September, the email we will send to all our subscribers will link to the day’s celebration page containing the archived videos, photos and other new material from the day’s events.

Issue #838 of the ‘regular’ Mercy eNews will be published on 2 October. As always, we welcome your contributions.

MESSAGES TO: Anne Walsh Editor
Mercy Day Greetings

Mercy Day Greetings

These will be live on our Mercyworld.org website on Monday, 23 September.
Have you sent in yours? We welcome greetings from Ministries, Communities and individuals and/or a photo with caption from your Mercy Day celebrations

Vision in Action

Mercy to Earth: A Full and Varied Programme Witnesses to the Sacredness of All Creation

Events & Programmes

Mercy to Earth: A Full and Varied Programme Witnesses to the Sacredness of All Creation

Events & Programmes

Mercy to Earth: A Full and Varied Programme Witnesses to the Sacredness of All Creation

Editor: September this year could be labelled ‘climate emergency action month’ given the number of global events, so what better timing could there be for the Mercy to Earth programme? Held from 9-13 September, the participants from Aotearoa New Zealand, Samoa and Ireland heard from presenters in person (Margaret Daly-Denton, Nellie McLaughlin rsm, Carmel Bracken rsm, Mary Reynolds rsm, Anna Nicholls rsm, Anne Walsh) and online (Chris Hill, Marianne Comfort, Angela Reed rsm)…

Ireland Pilgrimage 2020 Glendalough

Events & Programmes

Ireland Pilgrimage 2020

Events & Programmes

Ireland Pilgrimage 2020

MIA is delighted to be hosting a guided pilgrimage journey from 19-28 June 2020, exploring some of the ancient Celtic sites, the beautiful Irish landscape and many of the early Mercy foundations in Ireland.

Details are linked to this item

MESSAGES TO: Anna Nicholls rsm Leader, Heritage & Spirituality
MIA-MGA Signs onto Global Fracking Ban Letter

MGA

MIA-MGA Signs onto Global Fracking Ban Letter

MGA

MIA-MGA Signs onto Global Fracking Ban Letter

Leading up to the 74th Session of the General Assembly, Civil Society, led by Food & Water Europe/Food & Water Watch and the Breathe Project, has prepared an open letter to Secretary-General António Guterres calling on him to publicly demand a global fracking ban.

This statement will be delivered to the Secretary General prior to the gathering of the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Summit.

Members' News

Bees: To Act in Harmony with All Creation

Americas

Bees: To Act in Harmony with All Creation

The art, in the work of beekeeping, fits effortlessly into spiritual direction practice. It demands that I be calm and remember to direct my attention and intention for the benefit of the one before me. It reminds me to let the speaker lead with their story. It reinforces in my mind the importance of providing judgement-free space when listening to others in the direction setting. Like bees, we humans can sense when we are being heard…

Mercy Sisters & Associates Collaborate with Local Organisations to Hold First Climate Fest in Mayo

The Congregation

Mercy Sisters & Associates Collaborate with Local Organisations to Hold First Climate Fest in Mayo

Editor: On Saturday, 28 September, from 10am until 4pm, the first Mayo Climate Fest, a free event, will be held in GMIT Castlebar. This day of performances, workshops, speakers and conversation will celebrate the beauty of the planet and showcase ways to change lifestyles in order to address the world’s climate emergency.

Mercy Sisters have been the driving force behind this day in Mayo…

Mercy Matters

Book: 'In Praise of Walking'

Season of creation resource

Book: 'In Praise of Walking'

‘Walking is good for our muscles and posture; it helps to protect and repair organs, and can slow or turn back the ageing of our brains. With our minds in motion we think more creatively, our mood improves and stress levels fall. Walking together to achieve a shared purpose is also a social glue that has contributed to our survival as a species.’

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1828: Catherine sold Coolock House and estate to Henry Brooks

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

How To Optimize Your Google Drive Storage

Technical Tip

How To Optimize Your Google Drive Storage

‘These Google Drive tips and tricks optimize the already-stored content in your account, so your content consumes less space and you have more space available to store other files.’

22 September 2019. 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Gospel

22 September 2019. 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Luke 16:1-13

‘The fourth week in the Season of Creation confronts us with the issue of the strategies we may need to employ if we are to create more sustainable ways of inhabiting the planet. A measure of cunning may be helpful. In Dancing with Strangers, Melbourne-based historian Inga Clenninden offered a new perspective on the famous incident of the spearing of Governor Arthur Phillip at Manly Cove on September 7, 1790...'

21 September: International Day of Peace

International Days

21 September: International Day of Peace

2019 theme: ‘Climate Action for Peace’.

The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.

In the lead up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September, the UN calls upon all people to take action to tackle climate change. Every human is part of the solution - from turning off the lights to taking public transport, to organising an awareness raising campaign in your community.

September is World Alzheimer's Month. <br>21 September is World Alzheimer's Day

International Days

September is World Alzheimer's Month.
21 September is World Alzheimer's Day

Dementia was the one of the issues nominated in MIRP under the theme displacement of Persons. World Alzheimer's Month is a time to recognise the impact of dementia but also to act to support those affected globally.

World Alzheimer's Month Toolkit - English (PDF)
World Alzheimer's Month Toolkit - Spanish (PDF)**

Resources

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Worth Watching

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

The new documentary will be released 25 September coinciding with the U.N. Climate Action Summit on 23 September.

View the trailer here
AMRI Autumn Conference

Worth Knowing

AMRI Autumn Conference

If in Ireland on 3 October, Cardinal Peter Turkson, Office for Promoting Integral Human Development, Rome, will be the guest speaker at the AMRI (Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland) Autumn Conference

Details of how to register are linked here
Livestreaming of Events from 2019 Talitha Kum Assembly

Worth Knowing

Livestreaming of Events from 2019 Talitha Kum Assembly

Celebrating together the tenth anniversary of Talitha Kum.

Together against human trafficking

Find out the details here
Every Creature is Sister and Brother

Worth Playing

Every Creature is Sister and Brother

Listen here
It's not about ethics, it's about how we imagine God

Worth Reading

It's not about ethics, it's about how we imagine God

‘In a recent talk, Fr. Bryan Massingale argues that the deepest problem faced by LGBTQI Catholics — the one that causes us the most pain, alienation, and self-estrangement — is that they've been told a false story about God and have been given false images of God.’

Read the article here

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

Members of Mercy International

A flourishing humanity on a thriving planet rich in species in an evolving universe, all together filled with the glory of God: such is the vision that must guide us at this critical time of Earth’s distress, to practical and critical effect. Ignoring this view keeps people of faith and their churches locked into irrelevance while a terrible drama of life and death is being played out in the real world. By contrast, living the ecological vocation in the power of the Spirit sets off on a great adventure of mind and heart, expanding the repertoire of our love.

Elizabeth A. Johnson, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love, p. 286

Mercy eNews

The online newsletter of Mercy International Association is published weekly, 48 weeks each year and distributed to subscribers via email.

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