MGP 'People and Deep Social Change' Resources are Now Online
Visit the Mercy Global Presence microsite to access the resources for the third Global theme: ‘People and Deep Social Change’.
Presenters for November are: Elizabeth Davis rsm (Newfoundland, Introduction), Julia Upton rsm (Americas, Theological Imaginings), Mary White rsm (Parramatta, Artistic Inspiration), Susan Browne rsm (GB Institute, Grassroots Ministry), Angela Reed rsm (MIA, Mercy Global Action), *Ailish O’Brien rsm (The Congregation, *Distinct Voice), *Carmel McDonough rsm (North Sydney, *Reflective Prayer).
Mercy Global Presence
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*.’
Posting a Comment Using Disqus
Disqus is the software we use to post a comment on a presentation.
We have now added instructions (five short & simple steps) to each presentation to explain how to post a comment as a Guest User i.e.without setting up a disqus account or using facebook or twitter.
We’d love to hear from you!
Vision in Action
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 .
Post your prayer in our online chapel.
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.
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
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…
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.
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…
1st Sunday of Advent Year A
'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
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
‘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
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
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
Messages to: Kathleen McClelland rsm
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.
Dancing with God
Song of Mechtild of Magdeburg by Briege O’Hare osc, sumg by Marie Cox rsm
Image: stock imageListen here
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
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
‘… 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
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