7 April: World Health Day

Vision in Action

MGA joined by Denise Coghlan rsm to Commemorate the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

MGA

MGA joined by Denise Coghlan rsm to Commemorate the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

MGA

MGA joined by Denise Coghlan rsm to Commemorate the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

Siobhán Golden, MGA Intern, met with Sr Denise Coghlan rsm via Zoom to celebrate the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action 2021. During their discussion, they talked about the roles that civil society and the UN can play to ensure mine clearance and people's safety, as landmines continue to kill and inflict serious injuries on millions of people globally…

Renewal Retreat

Heritage & Spirituality

Renewal Retreat

Heritage & Spirituality

Renewal Retreat

Tue 20 April - Thurs 22 April 2021

The Mercy Spirituality Renewal Retreat will be offered in two hour sessions across three days with keynote speakers, small group discussions, and a diverse daily prayer experience. The retreat will focus on three key conversations including Mercy Spirituality: Catherine and Prayer, Eco-spirituality, and The Great Stop: Spirituality during COVID.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality

Member News

Bush Tucker to Language: How We're Engaging the Next Generation

Australia

Bush Tucker to Language: How We're Engaging the Next Generation

Every morning, children and staff at MercyCare Kelmscott Early Learning Centre begin their day of fun and learning with an Acknowledgement of Country…

At MercyCare, we believe engaging children in the Aboriginal culture of their local area is a vital part of understanding the world around them.

“In this industry we are given the opportunity to introduce children to the Aboriginal culture and its traditions; it is here where we plant the seed,” said Kelmscott Early Learning Centre Manager Kym Corbett…

'Jesus is Raised Up': Scripture with Kathleen Rushton rsm Resurrection image by Clare Augustine Moore

Aotearoa New Zealand

'Jesus is Raised Up': Scripture with Kathleen Rushton rsm

Kathleen Rushton rsm discusses Mark’s story of the resurrection of Jesus in Mark 16:1-8. Sr Kathleen writes: ‘We experience through our lives big death-resurrections, like the loss of a loved one, as well as little death-resurrections, like the collapse of plans. We take these experiences with us each time we walk over our doorstep into our wider households of family, work, school, parish, neighbourhood, among the marginalised — to raise up, heal and minister. We have been assured that Jesus “will go ahead” of us (Mk 16:7)…’

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Mercy Matters

Building a Culture of Care as we emerge from COVID-19

Resource

Building a Culture of Care as we emerge from COVID-19

An interactive webinar of lively discussion, sharing and thinking, with Dr Lorna Gold (Faithinvest & Global Catholic Climate Movement) with contributions from Jane Mellett (Trócaire) and Nóirin Lynch (Margaret Aylward Centre)

Date & Time: 14 April, 7.30-9.00pm. Click here to see the time and date in your local area

Register your attendance on zoom here

UISG Webinar: 'Engaging the Vision of Laudato Si'

UISG Webinar: 'Engaging the Vision of Laudato Si'

-Share insights for actualizing the Laudato Si’ Goals

-Update the progress of the program “Promoting Laudato Si’  in Congregations”

-Develop the path of Religious Congregations within the Laudato Si’  Action Platform

Date: 15 April . Time: 2-4pm Rome time. Click here to see the time and date in your local area.

Zoom link to join webinar.
Meeting ID:  894 1633 5517

A Lens on the Works of Mercy: Clare Agnew and her legacy

MIC Shop

A Lens on the Works of Mercy: Clare Agnew and her legacy

A new print run of 'A Lens on the Works of Mercy: Clare Agnew and her Legacy' by Annette Schneider rsm is available from the MIC Gift Shop. Purchase online for €14 plus postage (approx €6) .

Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Gospel

Second Sunday of Easter, Year B (Divine Mercy Sunday)

John 20:19-31

'Some of us may remember when we spoke of the Sundays after Easter. The terminology has changed and we now speak of the Sundays of Easter. In other words, we now recognise that the liturgical readings and prayers for each Sunday between Easter and Pentecost invite us into a different movement of the one great symphony of resurrection faith...'

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1891: Foundation to Los Angeles from Michigan - M Bonaventure Fox

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

New Resources for Earth Month (April) and Earth Day (22 April) 2021

Creation Justice Ministries Resource for Earth Day 2021

Resource

Creation Justice Ministries Resource for Earth Day 2021

The 2021 Earth Day resource is now available for download at no cost. You are required to provide your contact details in order to download the resource.

On Care for Our Common Home: RE Syllabus

Resource

On Care for Our Common Home: RE Syllabus

A fully-illustrated 12-week course designed for RE classes for students aged 16-18 years.

Download for free. There is an online form you need to fill out in order to receive the download to monitor how it’s used and its success.

2021 Earth Day Program

Resource

2021 Earth Day Program

Catholic Climate Covenant’s new 2021 Earth Day interactive program, ‘Restore Our Common Home’ is now available at no charge by filling out the download form.

Further Resources

Vatican issues guide for response to climate migration

Worth Reading

Vatican issues guide for response to climate migration

‘A new booklet -Pastoral Orientations on Climate Displaced People (POCDP)- published by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development today, calls on us to "broaden the way we look at this drama of our time" - the drama of "those driven from their homes by the climate crisis."‘

Download the booklet here (25pps, PDF)
Richard Rohr: Once we were stardust, and what we will be is the good surprise

Worth Reading

Richard Rohr: Once we were stardust, and what we will be is the good surprise

‘It is not poetry to say that we were all once stardust, and what we are yet to be — is the good surprise, gift and pure grace of God…’

Read the article here
An Easter Hallelujah - Cassandra Star & her sister Callahan

Worth Watching

An Easter Hallelujah - Cassandra Star & her sister Callahan

Cassandra Star (10) & her sister Callahan (19) sing this Easter version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. The sisters recorded the song as a gift to their grandparents, while their grandmother battles illness and the family remains separated for Easter due to lockdown.

Watch/listen here
'A Matter of Spirit' (AMOS): Spring edition

Worth Knowing

'A Matter of Spirit' (AMOS): Spring edition

The current issue on the theme of Education Equity includes articles ‘Teaching in the Era of COVID-19’ and ‘Learning Through a Pandemic’

Read or listen online here

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

The Bottom Line

Beyond Easter
we go singing

Having been grabbed
by resurrection
we are full of tears and laughter

The way ahead is unknown.
It will always be like that.

But having danced in the light
we will look for glory everywhere.

—Ruth Burgess, 'Fire and Bread: Resources for Easter Day to Trinity Sunday' (2007)

Mercy eNews

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

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