Carol Rittner rsm Speaker at Official Commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day

Vision in Action

Remembrance is a Teacher

MGA

Remembrance is a Teacher

MGA

Remembrance is a Teacher

Eight decades ago, our world experienced one of the most horrific times in history, with the Holocaust. Six  million Jewish people were killed during this time. On January 27, 2021 the world remembers and honors the lives of those who are no longer with us and those who survived.

Many years ago, in 1985, I was a 7th grader at Garrison Junior High School in Baltimore, Maryland…

MIA Prayer Intention: 2 February, World Day of Consecrated Life

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: 2 February, World Day of Consecrated Life

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: 2 February, World Day of Consecrated Life

On this day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life, we give thanks for all Sisters of Mercy and the witness they give by their lives.

Let us pray that the God of Mercy will continue to bless the Mercy family with people prepared to witness to the mercy and tenderness of our God as Religious, Associates and partners-in-Ministry in our world so in need of God’s compassion and consolation.

Post a prayer in our online chapel.

MESSAGES TO: Berneice Loch rsm CEO MIA

Members' News

MECPATHS Work Celebrated With Major Award

The Congregation

MECPATHS Work Celebrated With Major Award

The Congregation

MECPATHS Work Celebrated With Major Award

MECPATHS (Mercy Efforts for Child Protection Against Trafficking with the Hospitality and Services Sector) is delighted to receive The Human Trafficking Social Justice Irish Enterprise of the Year Award 2021. The award celebrates “those who remain committed to demonstrating outstanding levels of excellence, customer service and innovation”.

MECPATHS work with The Hospitality and Services Sectors in Ireland continues to gain much appreciated support…

COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Hope and Healing

Americas

COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Hope and Healing

Americas

COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Hope and Healing

Dr. John Mohart, cardiologist and chief clinical officer for Mercy, and Dr. Ann-Elizabeth Mohart, emergency medicine specialist. As spouses who both practice at Mercy Hospital Washington, they’ve seen the impact of COVID-19 firsthand.

Having both recently received the vaccine themselves, Drs. Ann-Elizabeth and John Mohart shared their personal experiences and why they made the choice to get it.

Mercy College Signs Proclamation for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month

Americas

Mercy College Signs Proclamation for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month

Americas

Mercy College Signs Proclamation for Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Month

Mercy College of Health Sciences President, Dr. Douglas J. Fiore, signed the Mercy College of Health Sciences Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation via a virtual signing Ceremony.

As verified by Dr. George Belitsos, Chairperson of Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, Mercy College is the first and only college in Iowa’s history to have made such a proclamation…

Who Are we If Not kin?

The Congregation

Who Are we If Not kin?

The Congregation

Who Are we If Not kin?

The dying cry of George Floyd in Minneapolis, on July 16th, 2020, was heard in Tuam, Ireland. The cruel story of the killing of George Floyd in the USA made international news. The last utterance of this black man was that he could not breathe, while a uniformed white policeman put his knee to his neck. It led to international headlines and one of its consequences was the formation of Tuam Embracing Diversity (TED)…

MESSAGES TO: Suzanne Ryder rsm

Mercy Matters

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time,  Year B

Gospel

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Mark 1:21-28

‘Today’s gospel reading recounts the first episode in a section of Mark’s gospel that focusses on a typical day in the ministry of Jesus as authoritative teacher and prophetic healer (1:21-38)…’

1 February, Feast of St Brigid

International Days

1 February, Feast of St Brigid

‘There are many … tales in which Brigid confronts injustice, wresting concessions in ways that evoked admiration even from the authorities that she opposed. Inspired by Brigid, we can follow her along the in-between way, uniting forces that seek to divide. May Brigid spread her mantle in our troubled time, teaching us the ways of peace.’

Seek by iNaturalist

Digital Life

Seek by iNaturalist

‘Open the app, point your phone at a plant, bug or animal and the app magically identifies it and gives you background info. The app’s completely free, collects no user data, has no ads, and doesn’t require registration. Seek was created by iNaturalist, a joint Initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.’

Mercy by the Sea Programs

Resource

Mercy by the Sea Programs

View the list of forthcoming live online programs from Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center, Madison, Connecticut.

Programs are conducted online using Zoom. Once registered, participants are sent the link.

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1822: In his will on this day, William Callaghan (pictured) made Catherine McAuley sole residuary legatee to his estate and effects

1925: Convent opened in Mitchell, Queensland from Brisbane

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

UISG Webinar: Realising the Vision of Laudato Si'

Resource

UISG Webinar: Realising the Vision of Laudato Si'

The recording of the webinar held 21 January to discuss the plans for actualising Laudato Si’

Available in English and Spanish

Further Resources

Enfolded with Affection: Imagining “Us” in Creation Theology: Elizabeth Johnson csj

Worth Knowing

Enfolded with Affection: Imagining “Us” in Creation Theology: Elizabeth Johnson csj

‘Placing the whole earth in the framework of creation, this talk explores how God “enfolds with affection” even the least of creatures (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ 77).’

Live & free on Zoom at 3:00pm on Sunday, 14 March 2021. Find out the time & date for your local area here

Further information and how to register here Watch the interview with Sr Elizabeth recorded for MIRP
'Prayer for Peace': Margaret Rizza

Worth Watching

'Prayer for Peace': Margaret Rizza

English composer Margaret Rizza’s Prayer for Peace: ‘Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe May God pour His peace.’

Watch/listen to this video reflection
Webinar - Religious Formation: Naming the Present Moment

Worth Knowing

Webinar - Religious Formation: Naming the Present Moment

‘As we enter a new year, what is our present moment in terms of the issues we face within religious formation? What are our underlying assumptions about our world and our church? Where does our hope lie? In 2021 and beyond, what should be our agenda moving forward?’

Live & free webinar with Ronald Rolheiser, OMI on Wednesday, January 27th from 1:00-2:00pm central time. Find out the time & date in your local area here Organised by Religious Formation Conference

Further information and how to register here
LCWR 'Update'

Worth Reading

LCWR 'Update'

The February issue of ‘Update’, the monthly newsletter from LCWR (Leadership Conference of Women Religious) is now online.

Read 'Update' here

Worth Watching

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has addressed the online UN Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS21), held 25-26 January, on behalf of Pope Francis.

Cardinal Parolin stressed that there is ‘no alternative but to make every effort to implement a responsible, unprecedented collective response, intended to work together to build our common home’.

Watch the video message here (5:50) Read the report in Vatican News
Light in the Darkness

Worth Knowing

Light in the Darkness

On the Feast of Candlemas the Iona Community’s John Bell explores ways of coping with the COVID Crisis.

Live & free on Zoom on Tuesday, 2 February at 730pm.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2365092814
Meeting ID: 236 509 2814
Find out the time & date for your local area here

Send suggestions and contributions for the ‘Worth’ Section 2021 to: The Editor

The Bottom Line

‘The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.’

—Maya Angelou, 'Letters to My Daughter'

Mercy eNews

The online newsletter of Mercy International Association is published weekly, 48 weeks each year and distributed to subscribers via email.

For more information on the directors click here