A Graduating Fellow’s Reflection on the Inaugural Graduation of the  Mercy Global Action Emerging Leaders Fellowship (2019-2021)

Vision in Action

  Programmes from MIA in 2021

Events & Programmes

Programmes from MIA in 2021

Events & Programmes

Programmes from MIA in 2021

With regret, we need to announce we will not be able to offer any in-house programmes from Mercy International Centre (MIC) in Dublin in 2021.  That will not come as a surprise, I know, as the pandemic continues to enforce closures throughout Ireland and much of the world.  The Board of MIA has supported the decision of the Executive on this matter. However, should it become possible to re-commence any of the other activities which normally form part of life at MIC we will do this.  Our aim is to be ready should the opportunity arise…

MESSAGES TO: Berneice Loch rsm CEO MIA
MGP Reflective Poster on 'Presence to Earth'

MGP

MGP Reflective Poster on 'Presence to Earth'

MGP

MGP Reflective Poster on 'Presence to Earth'

The second of the four 'Presence' posters of key images and quotes from each of the presenters on the theme 'Presence to Earth' and accompanying reflection guide is being released through Mercy eNews today.

The third of the four 'Presence' posters on the theme 'Presence in Community and Ministry' will be released through Mercy eNews next Wednesday, 10 March.

MESSAGES TO: MGP Guiding Group
Prayer for St Patrick's Day St Patrick window, MIC chapel

Heritage & Spirituality

Prayer for St Patrick's Day

Heritage & Spirituality

Prayer for St Patrick's Day

Mercy International Association invites you to join us in celebration of our Irish heritage this St. Patrick’s Day. A prayer service celebrating the leadership of St. Patrick and the service of Catherine McAuley has been developed for all in our Mercy community to feel more connected to our foundation in Ireland. 

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage & Spirituality
MIA Prayer Intention: 3 March, World Wildlife Day

MIA Prayer Intention: 3 March, World Wildlife Day

We give thanks for the many and varied forms of wildlife with which we share our common home.
We are gifted by their beauty and by the central role they play in our survival and well-being.

Members' News

Addressing Climate Justice

Parramatta

Addressing Climate Justice

Once a month, at Flemington NSW, representatives of Religious Congregations meet to discuss issues around Climate Change especially how it affects the Pacific Islands. In the past few years we have been working on developing a monograph, to help tell the story. The monograph written by Johanna Larkin from the Edmund Rice Centre working in solidarity with Pacific Island nations and Congregational representatives addresses the injustice of climate change. It calls on our leaders to pursue ambitious and effective climate action. Other actions the group has taken can be found on their website.

MESSAGES TO: Marie Butcher rsm
Goals in Sight as PJP Journey Progesses

Aotearoa New Zealand

Goals in Sight as PJP Journey Progesses

The Sponsorship Committee held its first meeting for the year on 9 February.

Two priorities emerged from the  meeting. The first was the preparation of documents required by Rome for the establishment of Whānau Mercy Ministries, the PJP which is in the process of being formed by Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.

The second priority  was to clarify the process for selecting and forming the trustees who will serve on the Whānau Mercy Ministries Trust…

Botanical Drawings in the Bermondsey Annals

GB Institute

Botanical Drawings in the Bermondsey Annals

Historically annals have been kept by each Mercy congregation as a method of producing a record of events year by year. All Institute of Our Lady of Mercy convents still produce annals on a yearly basis and whilst in the present day these are much more likely to be digital and full of photographs as well as text, the earlier examples were largely prose, reading as diary entries, with some featuring the occasional stylised lettering, decorative borders, and illuminations. Whilst consulting the Bermondsey annals we found some beautiful botanical illustrations. They appear at the end of annual entries, acting as demarcation between the previous and oncoming years…

Mercy Matters

On This day

Fact

On This day

Nothing is recorded in the ‘Mercy through the Years’ calendar as having occurred on this day.

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

3rd Sunday in Lent, Year B

Gospel

3rd Sunday in Lent, Year B

John 2: 13-25

'Today’s gospel passage foreshadows the death of Jesus. As a devout Jew, Jesus goes up to Jerusalem at Passover. His final going-up will be the occasion of his death and resurrection...'

How to Measure Distance on Google Earth

Digital life

How to Measure Distance on Google Earth

The first step in measuring distances, areas and elevations on Google Earth is to choose a version of Google Earth to use. There are three main versions…

Exploring Intersections

Resource

Exploring Intersections

24 Religious congregations in the United States, including the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, are collaborating to present ‘Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate’. The conversation series will explore a different social issue each month, beginning 10 March. The conversations will be free, public Zoom webinars and streamed on YouTube at 3 p.m. CST (Your time and day here) the second Wednesday of each month, beginning March 10, and then archived on YouTube and as a podcast. Register here

Pray As You Go on Saturdays

Resource

Pray As You Go on Saturdays

Every Saturday, Pray as You Go will now provide a short meditation to look back over the week of prayer. Here’s a link to last Saturday’s examen

Available on computer, google play or the app store

Further Resources

St Patrick's Festival Online, 12-17 March

Worth Knowing

St Patrick's Festival Online, 12-17 March

Six great virtual days and nights

The Festival will take place online and will be available to watch across the world on the dedicated TV channel — St. Patrick’s Festival TV (SPF TV) . The program will be online in early March

Festival Site

Worth Watching

Oh Mercy

Oh Mercy is the first of three films in Running To Stand Still, a series of documentaries about the global refugee crisis, and its inextricable link to the multi- billion dollar human exploitation industry.

Find out more
Deep Peace

Worth Watching

Deep Peace

Traditional Irish blessing.
Music composition by Elaine Hagenburg

Watch/listen here
US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT)

Worth Knowing

US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT)

The March calendar is now available and has been added to our site here.

USCSAHT and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are co-sponsors of the Shine the Light Human Trafficking online conference being held on zoom on 8-9 March. Register your attendance for free. The conference page is here

Click below for the time and date in your local area:

Monday’s program times
Tuesday’s program times

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

Worth Knowing

Reminder: 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 is here Watch the interview with Sr Elizabeth recorded for MIRP

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

The Bottom Line

‘Investment in the education, empowerment and encouragement of women and girls is the best investment in the world.’ Read more

Mary Robinson, Address to MELF Graduates, 20 February 2021

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