MGP 'Earth and Integral Ecology' Resources are Online

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Integrating MGP with Ongoing Activities Photo by The Climate Reality Project on Unsplash

MGP

Integrating MGP with Ongoing Activities

At the "Earthkin " gathering on Saturday October 19, in Parramatta, we shared the artistic presentation of "Cosmos/Cosmology" prepared by Maree Hutchinson.

The 50 participants appreciated the wonderful photography Maree arranged so artistically to remind us of the universe story and the wonderful Earth of which we are part.

Share your response to MGP

MGP

Share your response to MGP

What’s ‘too good to keep’ from your personal reflection or group discussion?

Where/how have you used, or are you planning to use, the resources on offer?

Where are you integrating MGP into existing activities?

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MESSAGES TO: MGP Guiding Group

Vision

MIA Prayer Intention: All Saints and All Souls Photo by DL on Unsplash

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: All Saints and All Souls

Let us remember in our prayers ’all who have gone before us, marked with the sign of faith’ (EP 11), the holy women and men of every age, celebrated and unknown, and the members of our own families and communities who have gone to their eternal rest.

May all who mourn be comforted in the knowledge that those who are dear to them ‘rest in the sleep of peace’ (EP 1).

Post your prayer at Catherine’s grave.

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Invitation: Remembrance Day & Foundation Day Masses

Events & Programmes

Invitation: Remembrance Day & Foundation Day Masses

All are welcome to participate. Download the invitation

The Anniversary of the death of Catherine McAuley will be remembered at 12pm Mass on 11 November 2019.

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Foundation day Mass will be celebrated at 12pm on 12 December 2019.

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For catering purposes, rsvp by phone (1) 661 8061 or email before 7 November for Remembrance Mass and before 6 December for Foundation Day Mass

MESSAGES TO: Madeleine O'Hanlon Receptionist
Mercy Global Action marks the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

MGA

Mercy Global Action marks the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Last week in commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Mercy Global Action (MGA) hosted internationally renowned liturgical composer and author David Haas for an evening of song and prayer. David, accompanied by soloists Colleen Swain (MGA Leadership Development and Advocacy Associate) and Maria Brinkman, led the assembly in the Church Center for the UN in songs spanning the whole of his musical ministry. With the Mercy International Association board in New York for meetings, we were delighted they could be present for this uplifting moment of prayer and solidarity…

Members' News

CCASA Anti-Racism Team Meets

Americas

CCASA Anti-Racism Team Meets

In line with our 2017 Chapter Recommitment, Sisters and Associates in our CCASA countries (Caribbean, Central America, South America) have been looking deeply at issues of racism…

En línea con nuestro Compromiso del Capítulo 2017, las Hermanas y Asociados de nuestros países del CCASA (Caribe, Centroamérica, Sudamérica) están examinando profundamente los temas del racismo…

Sister Mary Aidan Donaldson RIP

Americas

Sister Mary Aidan Donaldson RIP

Sister Mary Aidan Donaldson, RSM, died Friday night, October 25, 2019, at Convent of Mercy in Mobile, Alabama. A Sister of Mercy for 92 years, she was 111 years old and was the oldest Sister of Mercy in the world. A native of Ireland, Sister Aidan entered the Community in Mobile. She ministered as a teacher and administrator at schools in Mobile, Bessemer, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Alabama; Baltimore, Maryland; and Pensacola, Florida. Later, from 1979 to 1994, she served in parish ministry in Mobile. In her retirement years, Sister Aidan developed the art of water-color painting. Until the past few months, she remained very engaged in activities at Convent of Mercy, where she had lived since 1988, and continued her role of the convent’s official greeter and minister of hospitality.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

MercyCare Oration 2019: Diversity and Inclusion

Australia

MercyCare Oration 2019: Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion was centre stage at MercyCare’s Oration 2019 as more than 550 people were enthralled by sporting legend and disability advocate Dylan Alcott OAM.

“Dylan plays and Australia watches. Dylan speaks and Australia listens. That conversation around Diversity and Inclusion is what we at MercyCare want people to take beyond MercyCare Oration,” MercyCare CEO Anthony Smith said…

“We want to create social change for the better, and we strive to do this every day within our family and community, disability, early learning, and aged care services.”…

Sister Recognized for Contributions in Theology and Ministry

Americas

Sister Recognized for Contributions in Theology and Ministry

Sister Marie Noël Keller was one of 50 graduates recognized by Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago, Illinois, for important contributions in theology and ministry. As CTU celebrates its 50th anniversary, the institution recognized the “Fifty at 50” as the embodiment of its vision to be a transformative force in the Church and world.

Marie Noël has been the director of the Institute on Sacred Scripture at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, since 1980. It was recently renamed the Dr. Marie Noël Keller, RSM, Institute on Sacred Scripture.

Stables restoration: Monks to Olive Oil

Australia

Stables restoration: Monks to Olive Oil

Built by the Benedictine monks more than 160 years ago and later used to produce Royal Show-winning olive oil, MercyCare’s restoration of The Stables at Wembley has brought one of Perth’s earliest agricultural buildings back to its former glory….

“The Stables is not only part of MercyCare’s history that extends back to 1846 when the Irish Mercy Sisters landed on the banks of the Swan River, but also part of the history of Perth,” MercyCare CEO Anthony Smith said….

Call for New Action on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Great Britain Institute

Call for New Action on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

A major Catholic conference on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery took place on 15 October 2019 in London. 76 representatives from the Catholic Church in England and Wales and other organisations shared their collective experience and ideas on how to achieve lasting impacts from the national to the community levels, in policy and practice. Among the contributing organisations was women@thewell, an initiative of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy (IOLM)…

Mercy Matters

Circle of Mercy

Resource

Circle of Mercy

The Circle of Mercy is a collection of songs on Mercy themes which have been written by Mercy Sisters and Associates from different parts of the world.

Don’t own the album? You can purchase it from the MIC Gift Shop or play the individual tracks online on our website

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Gospel

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Luke 19:1-10

In 2015, a little book came my way and proceeded to turn my world upside down. The author of that book was German forester Peter Wohlleben, its title The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World. I have long mourned the destruction of trees, local and global, including the threatened trees of the Amazon…

Fact

1896: Opening of St Mary's Hospital, Drogheda, Co Louth

1986: Foundation to Piet Retief, South Africa

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

16 Useful Gems in Apple’s New iOS 13

Digital life

16 Useful Gems in Apple’s New iOS 13

‘iOS 13, Apple’s new operating system for the iPhone, comes with tons of new tools under the hood. Here are some of the most helpful.’

Resources

A True ‘Theology’ of Ecology in a New Book of Pope Francis

Worth Knowing

A True ‘Theology’ of Ecology in a New Book of Pope Francis

‘“Our Mother Earth: A Christian Reading of the Challenge of the Environment,” is Pope Francis’ new book, which was published in Italian on October 24, 2019, by the Vatican Publishing House [Libreria Editrice Vaticana]…

It gathers texts expressing Pope Francis’ defense of the environment, including a text on the Christian vision of ecology…’

Image: Vatican News

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Livestream

Worth Watching

Livestream

Watch Joan Chittister OSB and Dr Mary McAleese live in conversation at Dublin's Trinity College on Saturday 2nd November. Your time here

The event is being held to mark the awarding of Europe’s most prestigious prize for leading Catholics to Mary McAleese.

Attend in person. Bookings on Eventbrite
We need to talk: UN gears up for 75th anniversary with Global Conversations

Worth Knowing

We need to talk: UN gears up for 75th anniversary with Global Conversations

‘The UN announced on Thursday the launch of the “biggest-ever global conversation” about the future of the planet, as part of the events marking next year’s 75-year anniversary of the Organization.’

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Letter by 240 leading scientists calls on Scott Morrison to stem extinction crisis

Worth Knowing

Letter by 240 leading scientists calls on Scott Morrison to stem extinction crisis

‘More than 240 conservation scientists sign open letter warning PM that 17 Australian native species face extinction in next 20 years…’

Image: Regent honeyeater, a critically endangered species. Jss367 used under CC4.0

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

The Bottom Line

‘The cry of the poor, together with that of the earth, has reached us from the Amazon. After these three weeks, we cannot pretend we haven’t heard it. The voices of the poor, together with those of so many others within and without the Synodal Assembly — Pastors, young people, scientists — spur us not to remain indifferent. We heard often the phrase “later is too late”: it cannot remain a slogan.’

Pope Francis, Angelus Address. 27 October 2019

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