MGP 'People and Deep Social Change' Resources are Now  Online

Mercy Global Presence

UISG Promoting MGP!

MGP

UISG Promoting MGP!

We are pleased that UISG (International Union Superiors General) has added Mercy Global Presence as a resource to their website in their campaign ‘Sowing Hope for the Planet’, writing to us: ’We are delighted that we are able to share what you have done so that others consider your example for their own efforts.’

This is in addition to the Mercy International Reflection Process and Voices, both of which have been listed on their site since the campaign commenced in 2018.

MESSAGES TO: MGP Guiding Group
Good Reading: Additions to Themes 1 and 2

MGP

Good Reading: Additions to Themes 1 and 2

We have added some additional helpful resources to the Good Reading Guides in Themes One (Cosmos/Cosmology) and Two (Earth and Integral Ecology).

These are identified by use of the ‘New icon’.

MESSAGES TO: MGP Guiding Group

Vision in Action

MIA Prayer Intention: Death and Destruction as a Result of Flooding

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Death and Destruction as a Result of Flooding

Unseasonably heavy rains unleashed floods and landslides in Kenya’s west, with at least 60 lives lost and another 9 lives lost as a result of violent storms last weekend in parts of France, Greece and Italy .

As we pray with and for the victims of these floods, let us also continue to hold in prayer all those who are suffering in Australia from drought and bushfires.

Post your prayer in our online chapel.

MESSAGES TO: Mary Reynolds rsm CEO MIA
Resources for Advent: Collection Updated

Season

Resources for Advent: Collection Updated

Veronica Lawson’s Gospel Reflections for the four Sundays in Advent are among the additions today to our collection of new- for- Advent free online resources, all identified by the ‘new’ icon.

We welcome your suggestions of worthwhile additions for this collection.

MESSAGES TO: Anne Walsh Editor
Invitation: Send in Your Christmas Greeting for Posting on Mercyworld.org Nativity: Natalia Goncharova (1910)

Greeting

Invitation: Send in Your Christmas Greeting for Posting on Mercyworld.org

As we bring this year to its conclusion, we invite you to share a Christmas greeting with the global Mercy community.

Send in your greetings - text or text and image - by Tuesday, 17 December. The last issue of Mercy eNews for 2019 will be published on Wednesday, 18 December.

Messages to: the Editor

Members' News

Yes we CAN: 'Robin Hood Days' Celebrates Record-breaking Year

Americas

Yes we CAN: 'Robin Hood Days' Celebrates Record-breaking Year

Over the four weeks leading up to Thanksgiving break, students at Mount Saint Mary’s Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas collected 63,328 cans of food and monetary equivalents from family, friends and neighbors in addition to holding fundraisers, for distribution to local organisations…

MESSAGES TO: Jamie Groat Director of Communications & Marketing
New Biography Features Sister Theresa Kane

Americas

New Biography Features Sister Theresa Kane

In 1979, Theresa Kane rsm, then-president of LCWR, was invited to offer a greeting to Pope John Paul II during his visit to the USA. She used the opportunity to ask him to open all the ministries of the Church to women. Last week the book, To Speak the Truth in Love: A Biography of Theresa Kane, RSM, written by Christine Schenk, SSJ, was released by the publisher Orbis Books (Maryknoll, New York). Through Theresa’s story, this book documents an important period of contemporary Catholic history when she and so many other sisters exercised unparalleled leadership in the Catholic Church by speaking truth to power—with love, wisdom, and grace.

MESSAGES TO: Theresa Kane rsm
The Mercy Girl in Buffalo, New York

The Congregation

The Mercy Girl in Buffalo, New York

Sister Deirdre Mullan (the Congregation) was the keynote speaker at Mount Saint Mary’s Academy in Buffalo, New York recently to launch the LAUDATO TREE project, which is the Mercy Girl Effect challenge for 2019-2020.

Speaking to the students, Sister Deirdre reminded them that as Mercy women they each have been given the gift of Mercy and this year encouraged the faculty and students to learn about the Great Green Wall and become part of this global effort…

Mercy Matters

1st Sunday of Advent Year A

Gospel

1st Sunday of Advent Year A

Matthew 24:37-44

'As we begin a new liturgical year, Matthew's Jesus invites us to contemplate the ultimate realities even as we attend to the demands of the present. He tells us to be “awake”, to be “ready” all the time, not because death or the end of the world are around the corner, but because we need to recognise the multiple “advents” or arrivals of the Christ, the Human One, who calls us beyond self-absorption to Life...'

New Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE) website

Organisations

New Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE) website

The design of this new website reflects the emphasis that CMHE is placing on the covenant relationship with our Mercy colleges and universities. We know that the Mission Peer Review, the Mission Integration Core Areas document, and the Some Characteristics of Mercy Higher Education will serve to strengthen and support the mutual accountabilities of the Covenant, and we know that the development of mission formation programs at all levels of the college/university will be integral to the future of Mercy in Catholic higher education.

1 December: World AIDS Day

International Days

1 December: World AIDS Day

‘More than ever we need to harness the role of community-led organizations that advocate for their peers, deliver HIV services, defend human rights and provide support. Where communities are engaged, we see change happen. We see investment lead to results. And we see equality, respect and dignity. With communities, we can end AIDS.’

  • UN Secretary-General António Guterres

A Prayer Service prepared by Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary can be downloaded here

How to send a message with effects on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Digital Life

How to send a message with effects on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Bring your conversations to life with an echo effect, say happy birthday with balloons, celebrate something special with fireworks, and more. Here’s how to add an effect when you send a message.

Kitty’s Tea Party, revised edition

Resource

Kitty’s Tea Party, revised edition

A Child’s book about Catherine McAuley

US$5.00 or three for US$10.00. International postage extra.

Make check payable to Sisters of Mercy and mail to:

Sisters of Mercy – Kitty’s Tea Party
10024 S Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60655
USA

Messages to: Kathleen McClelland rsm

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1893: Foundation to Des Moines, Iowa from Davenport - M Elizabeth Butler

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

Resources

Dancing with God

Worth Watching

Dancing with God

Song of Mechtild of Magdeburg by Briege O’Hare osc, sumg by Marie Cox rsm

Image: stock image

Listen here
New Report: Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains,

Worth Reading

New Report: Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains,

The report, Ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains, provides the first ever estimates of child labour and human trafficking in global supply chains.

More information here
Climate-heating greenhouse gases hit new high, UN reports

Worth Knowing

Climate-heating greenhouse gases hit new high, UN reports

The concentration of climate-heating greenhouse gases has hit a record high, according to a report from the UN’s World Meteorological Organization.

Read the article here
I Invented the World Wide Web. Here’s How We Can Fix It.

Worth Reading

I Invented the World Wide Web. Here’s How We Can Fix It.

‘I wanted the web to serve humanity. It’s not too late to live up to that promise.

By Tim Berners-Lee

Mr. Berners-Lee is a co-founder of the World Wide Web Foundation.‘

Read the article here
Pope in Nagasaki urges commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons - News Video

Worth Reading

Pope in Nagasaki urges commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons - News Video

… I ask political leaders not to forget that these weapons cannot protect us from current threats to national and international security. We need to ponder the catastrophic impact of their deployment, especially from a humanitarian and environmental standpoint…’

Watch the video clip here

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

The Bottom Line

‘We are called to journey together with a gaze of understanding and forgiveness, to open the horizon to hope and to bring a ray of light amid the many clouds that today darken the sky… Our world, interconnected not only by globalization but by the very earth we have always shared, demands, today more than ever, that interests exclusive to certain groups or sectors be left to one side, in order to achieve the greatness of those who struggle co-responsibly to ensure a common future.’
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Pope Francis, Address at Hiroshima, 24 November 2019

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