Third World Day of the Poor: Sheila Carney rsm

Vision in Action

MIA Prayer Intention: Devastating Bushfires in Australia

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Devastating Bushfires in Australia

States of Emergency have been declared in Queensland where 60 active bushfires are burning out of control on multiple fronts and in New South Wales where there are 80 bushfires, at least half of which are uncontained.

Extremely dangerous fire conditions are forecast for Tuesday 12 November and Wednesday, 13 November.

As we pray for the safety of firefighters and citizens, mourn for those who have lost their lives or been injured and feel for those who have lost their homes and belongings, let us also continue our prayers for the end of drought gripping the country.

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MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Mercy Education Pilgrimage 2020

Events & Programmes

Mercy Education Pilgrimage 2020

Focusing on the education tradition within Mercy, participants will have an opportunity to deepen their connection to the Mercy story. They will explore Catherine's story and her approach to leadership in the context of living Mercy today.

MESSAGES TO: Anna Nicholls rsm Leader, Heritage & Spirituality
The Cost of Building a Better Future: A Mercy Global Action Perspective

MGA

The Cost of Building a Better Future: A Mercy Global Action Perspective

Cities have become the epicenter of our global reality. Most of our vital socio-economic systems run through and on the infrastructure of urban areas. Yet, cities are home to serious issues: discrimination, violence, and environmental degradation to name a few. Therefore, solutions for a more just and merciful society must include urban planning. To this end the UN established World Cities Day to focus attention on the prominence and potential of urban areas.

Members' News

Augmented Reality at St Aloysius College

ISMAPNG

Augmented Reality at St Aloysius College

Editor: A dedicated team of St Aloysius College students and staff working with digital media and professional artists have recently completed the largest interactive mural in the city of Adelaide (where the college is located) to tell the story of the college and its Mercy values.

Visitors to Chancery Lane can watch the mural come to life by downloading Eyejack software. The rest of us can watch the videos that share the experience of creating this inspirational street art.

Sisters of Mercy work to Save Monarchs on University Campuses

Americas

Sisters of Mercy work to Save Monarchs on University Campuses

This fall, Mercyhurst joined other Mercy campuses in the Mercy Monarch Milkweed Project, a collaborative effort to improve habitats for the dwindling Monarch butterfly population to promote increased pollination.

Additional plants for the project were added to the already vibrant Sister Maura Smith Peace Garden, located behind Frances Warde Hall.

'Put It In Your Heart': Scripture with Kathleen Rushton rsm Stock image

Aotearoa New Zealand

'Put It In Your Heart': Scripture with Kathleen Rushton rsm

Kathleen Rushton rsm introduces the apocalyptic writing in Luke 21:5-19 and suggests how it can help us think about and act on the crises of our times.

Sr Kathleen writes: ‘We read scripture in mystical and inventive ways in our quest for God in order to be transformed, to take little steps to live with wonder, respect and reverence for people and all life in Earth in our challenging social, economic and ecological times.’

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Mercy Sister Says Murdered Jesuits Inspired a New Way of Being Church Source: Jesuits Central & Southern

Americas

Mercy Sister Says Murdered Jesuits Inspired a New Way of Being Church

‘WASHINGTON (CNS) — The murdered Jesuits in El Salvador, whose legacy is being commemorated around the world Nov. 16, the 30th anniversary of their deaths, were known for their academic prowess.

But their legacy is much more important in the life of the church, in the way communities of faith relate to one another, said a Mercy sister [Ana Maria Pineda] who has studied the life of the Salvadoran martyrs…’

Ministry at St Mary's

Great Britain

Ministry at St Mary's

Editor: Sisters Noreen (l) and Bridgette (r) from St Mary’s Convent, Handsworth, Birmingham, were interviewed by Premier Radio, a London-based Christian radio station, about their multi-faith and community ministry of outreach with the most needy in their locality.

Enrol in a Free Course on Climate Change

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Enrol in a Free Course on Climate Change

Staff at Rahamim Ecology Centre have developed a new online course that looks at climate change and how you can do something about it.

While climate change has been known about by scientists, at least in theory, since the 1890s, the majority of us only started to hear about it in the late 2000s. This course is designed for anyone who would like to know more about Climate Change, the science behind it and how it will affect us.

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

2013: Mercy International Association (MIA) launches a Mercy relief appeal for the Philippines

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

17 November 2019. 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Gospel

17 November 2019. 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

‘Fifty years ago there was no Sydney Opera House. A hundred years ago there was no Harbour Bridge. It is hard to imagine a time when they did not exist or a time when they will cease to be, such is the status these monuments have acquired over a very short span of history…’

Your Ever Affectionate M.C.McAuley

Resource

Your Ever Affectionate M.C.McAuley

Excerpts from a selection of Catherine’s letters for your reflection and encouragement.

A reminder that these audio tracks can be played from our online library of resources

The Wayback Machine:: Fighting Digital Extinction in New Ways

Digital Life

The Wayback Machine:: Fighting Digital Extinction in New Ways

‘The average web page might last three months before it’s altered or deleted forever. You never know when access to the information on these web pages is going to be needed…

Some new features to make what some call “the memory of the web” even more detailed and responsive.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

A consistently popular album of songs composed by Briege O’Hare osc & sung by Marie Cox rsm. In these 18 songs Briege brings together four women of medieval times who speak eloquently of a God of extraordinary tenderness and intimacy.

Stay With Us

The Centre

Stay With Us

Making plans to visit Dublin in 2020?

When not fully booked for programmes, MIC offers bed and breakfast facilities to Sisters of Mercy, Associates, co-workers and family and friends of Mercy.

Resources

Prayer intention of Pope Francis: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East

Worth Watching

Prayer intention of Pope Francis: Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Middle East

Pope video, November 2019

‘Let us pray that a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.’

Watch the video prayer here
Central America – Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

Worth Reading

Central America – Fertile Ground for Human Trafficking

‘Human trafficking has had deep roots in Central America, especially in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, for decades, and increasingly requires a concerted law enforcement effort by the region’s governments to dismantle trafficking networks, and to offer support programmes for the victims.’

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Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights

Worth Reading

Speaking truth to power: the UN experts fighting for global human rights

‘Fearless. Plain-speaking. Critical. Courageous. Unflinching. Unfair. Biased. Manipulative. These are some of the adjectives used to describe the Human Rights Council experts who fan out across the world to research, hold consultations and gather information on a vast range of human rights violations.’

Read the story here
In Lusaka and LA, sisters exchange ideas on improving ministries

Worth Knowing

In Lusaka and LA, sisters exchange ideas on improving ministries

‘Religious sisters, grantees and partners convened in the U.S. and in Zambia for the Hilton Foundation's discussion of ways to achieve the goals of its Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative Strategy.’

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Pope: economics without ethics leads to throwaway culture

Worth Reading

Pope: economics without ethics leads to throwaway culture

‘Pope Francis called for the promotion of a more just and humane economy that contributes to the eradication of poverty on the global level, when he met members of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism on Monday.

In the face of rising levels of poverty in the world that bear witness to the prevalence of inequality rather than a harmonious integration of persons and nations, what is urgently needed is a fair, trustworthy and capable system to address the most profound challenges of humanity and the planet, he said.’

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The Bottom Line

‘The World Day of the Poor invites us to prop open our doors, to enter into relationship, to assume the posture of learners, and, as Pope Francis promises, “encounter the face of Jesus Christ” in the company of those whose lives are shaped by poverty.’

Sheila Carney rsm

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