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MIA Prayer Intention: A listening Heart

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MIA Prayer Intention: A listening Heart

As we contemplate the pain and suffering of many throughout the world during this time of global uncertainty we heed the words of poet John Fox from Finding What You Didn’t Lose.

MIA Welcomes New Team Member

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MIA Welcomes New Team Member

The MIA Heritage and Spirituality Team welcomed a new team member, Siobhan Golden! Siobhan was previously the intern with the Mercy Global Action Team, and a fellow from the first cohort of the MELF programme. She has a depth of experience in Mercy, programming, and digital resources.

Members News

MECPATHS Receives Award for Social Justice Innovation & Excellence 2021

Ireland

MECPATHS Receives Award for Social Justice Innovation & Excellence 2021

Ireland

MECPATHS Receives Award for Social Justice Innovation & Excellence 2021

MECPATHS are pleased to announce the receipt of a Corporate LiveWire Award for Social Justice Innovation & Excellence 2021. The award follows a challenging year for many whose ways of working were altered due to Covid-19. The team at MECPATHS recognise the important role collaboration plays throughout the pandemic to ensure the work of the project continues and expands. With an increased extension of the project work, the close collaborations with The Gardaí and The Department of Justice remain key to the projects success.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and Setting Things Right with Creation

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and Setting Things Right with Creation

Americas

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, and Setting Things Right with Creation

“As a Mohawk myself, I think I might have an understanding of St. Kateri that may be a bit different than the common understanding.

As a Haudenosaunee woman, Kateri would have learned the way of life we call “The Great Law of Peace.” It is not a “law” as law is generally understood, but rather a way of life. It is also not a religion, as is often thought. It is a way of life brought to us by the Peacemaker thousands of years ago. It is a way of life that regards all that is as touched by the hand of the Creator. It also teaches us that we are only a small part within the Cosmos…”

Mercy Matters

On This Day

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On This Day

1783: Death of Catherine’s father, James McAuley.

1991: Founding of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy the Americas.

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

Mercy Cedar Rapids Human Trafficking Conference

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Mercy Cedar Rapids Human Trafficking Conference

Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness is a free Zoom conference to be held over two mornings 9 am-noon (CDT) Wednesday and Thursday, July 21st and 22nd. It is free to attend and no registration is required.

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“The gospel readings for the next two weeks are taken from John 6, a section of the gospel that focuses on food and related themes: on hungry people; on the need for food/bread; on food/bread as metaphors for life. Bread has been the staple food for millennia in bible lands.”

Further Resources

Head of MGA Speaks at UISG Event

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Head of MGA Speaks at UISG Event

View Angela Reed’s presentation to UISG, International Union of Superiors General, for the Sisters Empowering Women event.

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Sisters Say, Haiti in Turmoil

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Sisters Say, Haiti in Turmoil

MGA & Mercy Focus on Haiti amplify the voices & recommendations of our Haitian partners at the UN, through letters, a public online hearing, and the Universal Period Review.

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Call for Bolder Response to Laudato Si

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Call for Bolder Response to Laudato Si

For three days… Catholics looked to prime the church for a fuller-throated response to climate change and Pope Francis' invitation to become a central component in the global response to the ecological challenges facing the world.

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UN Adopts Resolution on Human Rights and Climate

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UN Adopts Resolution on Human Rights and Climate

Human Rights Council HRC47 adopted with overwhelming support a resolution on Human Rights & Climate.

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Members of Mercy

Members of Mercy International

Members of Mercy International Association share the passion of their foundress, Catherine McAuley, to bring mercy to people who are poor, sick and uneducated.

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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