On Mission in South Sudan by Ailish O'Brien rsm

Some members of Yambio Community.
Ailish O'Brien rsm is left, middle row

Vision in Action

Good Cup of Tea

Fundraising & Development

Good Cup of Tea

In her last moments, Catherine McAuley directed that the Sisters would have a good cup of tea together in the community room, after she had gone. Between 24 September and 12 December (the Season of Mercy), Mercy groups throughout the world are invited to join an international 'Good Cup of Tea' event. By supporting this event, you are helping Mercy International Association to keep the founding spirit of Catherine alive today.

MESSAGES TO: Emma Horgan Development Officer
MIA Prayer Intention: Missionary Spring in the Church

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Missionary Spring in the Church

Today, a new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity is needed to face the challenge of proclaiming Jesus and his death and resurrection…
In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church.

-Pope Francis

Post your prayer in our online Chapel

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm director@mercyinternational.ie
Programmes at MIC in 2020

Programmes

Programmes at MIC in 2020

A listing of programmes planned for Mercy International Centre in 2020 is linked to this item.

Choose from the variety of opportunities on offer, or contact Anna Nicholls rsm to discuss your requirements for a programme tailored to the needs of your Mercy group.

MESSAGES TO: Anna Nicholls rsm Leader, Heritage & Spirituality

Members' News

Mercy Burlingame Brings Holistic Approach to Mental Health

Americas

Mercy Burlingame Brings Holistic Approach to Mental Health

‘Facing a nationally rising tide of adolescent mental health problems, Mercy High School in Burlingame began a schoolwide initiative called the ARC Program to address the risks teens face and teach them important coping strategies.

“We’re all passionate about supporting girls and coming at it from different angles, so it’s exciting to collaborate and create a bigger picture about how to support them,” said Joy Phillips…’

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Support Ecological Themes of Synod on the Amazon

Americas

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Support Ecological Themes of Synod on the Amazon

The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas have been eagerly anticipating the upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region Oct. 6-27, as this important gathering of the Catholic Church resonates with our deep concern for Earth and for peoples most impacted by extractive industries and the climate crisis.

'Healing and Gratitude': Scripture with Kathleen Rushton rsm

Aotearoa New Zealand

'Healing and Gratitude': Scripture with Kathleen Rushton rsm

Kathleen Rushton rsm reflects on the story of Jesus healing ten men with leprosy in Luke 17:11-19.
Sr Kathleen writes: ‘The leprous thank Jesus. We can reflect on our own giving and receiving gratitude especially for God’s providence which we can easily overlook’.

Download the article here

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1843: Foundation to Sunderland from St Maries of the Isle, Cork - M Aloysius O'Connell

1864: Foundation to Worcester, Massachusetts from New York - M Jerome Shubrick

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

20 October 2019. 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Year C

Gospel

20 October 2019. 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Year C

World Mission Day
Luke 18:1-8

‘Today’s gospel begins with a reference to prayer, a favourite theme in Luke, and ends with a question about faith…’

View Online Winning Images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition

Digital Life - MGP

View Online Winning Images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition

From auroras and sunspots to galaxies and nebulas and the 35 phases of a total lunar eclipse.

All the images are on display at the National Maritime Museum in London

Words of Mercy

Quotes

Words of Mercy

‘Christ’s mandate to proclaim the Gospel to all Nations challenges us to develop a global perspective on the Works of Mercy.’

  • Constitutions
16 October: World Food Day

16 October: World Food Day

2019 Theme: Our Actions are our Future. Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World.

Resources can be found here on the FAO site , The World Council of Churches invites a Churches’ Week of Action on Food, from 13-20 October 2019 with resources available here

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Days

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

2019 Theme: Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty.

View the MIA-MGA leaflet for SDG Goal 1: ‘End Poverty for All’ linked to this item

Resources

GSR (Global Sisters Report) in the Classroom

Worth Knowing

GSR (Global Sisters Report) in the Classroom

GSR in the Classroom helps students learn about the varied missions and ministries of Catholic women religious — and religious life — around the world. Lesson Plan Topics: Environment, Human Trafficking, Race Relations, Migration

Explore the topics here
Report: Unlocking Potential: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking,

Worth Knowing

Report: Unlocking Potential: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking,

‘The Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking has released its final report, Unlocking Potential: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking, during the United Nations General Assembly in New York…’

Read the article, access the Report & details of the new project
 'Ultimate gift to future generations': plan to laser map all land on Earth

Worth Reading

'Ultimate gift to future generations': plan to laser map all land on Earth

‘A project to produce detailed maps of all the land on Earth through laser scanning has been revealed by researchers who say action is needed now to preserve a record of the world’s cultural, environmental and geological treasures…’

Read the article here
Holy See urges fight against violence, discrimination against women

Worth Reading

Holy See urges fight against violence, discrimination against women

“The Holy See condemns all forms of violence against women, including harmful stereotypes that justify violence and promote discrimination against them,” said Archbishop Bernadito Auza, addressing a meeting of the UN General Assembly on “Advancement of Women”.

Read the article here
O God , You Search Me

Worth Watching

O God , You Search Me

Lyrics by Bernadette Farrell, sung by Sunday 7pm Choir & Friends, St Francis De Sales Church, Ajax, Ontario, Canada.

Watch/listen here
Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony

Worth Knowing

Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony

Livestreamed on 18 October. Programme here (Your time here) Topics include: What is the Future of Humanitarian Action: An Intergenerational Conversation, “Impossible is not a Fact, It is an Attitude”: A Conversation on Climate Change Solutions and When Overcoming Bias Requires Walking Toward It: A Discussion on Race

Watch live here

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

The Bottom Line

‘Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love.’ Read more

Pope Francis, Message for World Mission Day 2019

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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