Student Reflection on Virtual Young Mercy Leaders Programme

Vision in Action

MIA Prayer Intention: Celebrating One Year of HIATOP

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Celebrating One Year of HIATOP

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Celebrating One Year of HIATOP

This August it is one year since the publication of Hope in a Time of Pandemic by Mercy Global Action. In light of all we have learnt and are learning through the pandemic experience, we pray…

We pray for all leaders, our Mercy leaders, our Church leaders, leaders of other Faiths, leaders of Governments, and of non-Government organizations. May they all be guided by the Spirit of God, present in them whether known or unknown. May they each have the vision to recognize and make the changes that will bring HOPE to those they lead and to a world so much in need of hope. This we ask through Jesus who is our way, our truth, our life, and our hope. Amen.

Members News

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland Elect New Leadership Team

Newfoundland

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland Elect New Leadership Team

Newfoundland

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland Elect New Leadership Team

On 6 August, the Feast of the Transfiguration, the Sisters of Mercy Newfoundland finished their Chapter.  They elected Sister Diane Smyth as the new leader, and she and her team Members, Elizabeth Marrie, Charlotte Fitzpatrick, and Betty Morrissey, will take office on 11 November 2021.  11 November is a special day in Mercy circles, as it is the anniversary of Catherine’s death, and a day on which we reflect on the inspiration and life Catherine left as her legacy. We congratulate Diane and her team as they prepare to take up new leadership roles in their Congregation and in the Mercy world.

Photo: Diane Smyth rsm (Congregational Leader), Elizabeth Marrie rsm, Charlotte Fitzpatrick rsm, and Betty Morrissey rsm.

Spotlight: Wendy Flannery rsm - Working for Justice and Peace

ISMAPNG

Spotlight: Wendy Flannery rsm - Working for Justice and Peace

ISMAPNG

Spotlight: Wendy Flannery rsm - Working for Justice and Peace

Sister Wendy Flannery’s recent election as the Australian Vice-President of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), is just another milestone in her long history of advocating for justice and peace both locally and internationally.

Wendy, who lives in Brisbane, has been a member of WILPF, the first International Women’s peace organisation, since 2013.

“I first found out about WILPF when I was helping set up the Sisters of Mercy presence at the United Nations in 1999.

“I managed to help secure an office across the road from the United Nations in New York, in a building owned by the United Methodist Women, in the same corridor as the WILPF office. I became very conscious of their work on getting the Women, Peace and Security agreement adopted by the United Nations Security Council.

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

10 August 1827: Catherine’s sister Mary died, leaving five children for whom Catherine cared.

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

A Place to Call Home: Stories of Inspiration Amid a Pandemic

Global Action

A Place to Call Home: Stories of Inspiration Amid a Pandemic

In 2020, Global Sisters Report published its A Place to Call Home series, which focused on women religious helping people who are homeless or lack adequate shelter. The series included fourteen stories, six Q&As, and five columns from eight countries, plus an interactive map.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

prayer

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“A visit to the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem in 1973 was a moment of enlightenment for me, a moment to reflect on Mary’s life, her death and her “assumption” to the fulness of life in God…”

Further Resources

Pope Video August: Church on the Way

Worth Watching

Pope Video August: Church on the Way

Renewal of the Church, the Holy Father tells us, is guided by the Holy Spirit and begins with “a reform of ourselves, without prefabricated ideas, without ideological prejudices, without rigidity.”

Watch the Video
Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #3

Worth Reading

Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #3

Explore the masterpieces in the papal collections accompanied by the words of the Popes. Today, view The Works of Mercy #3.

Read More
An Examen for Transition from the Pandemic Year

Worth Playing

An Examen for Transition from the Pandemic Year

“In this Examen, you are invited to let God guide you…If we are given the time and space to reflect, we may find surprising moments of consolation interspersed with the hardships.”

Listen to the Guide
Mercy Care: Healing Atlanta’s Homeless

Worth Knowing

Mercy Care: Healing Atlanta’s Homeless

Mercy Care was officially founded in 1985, but it really started in 1880 when The Sisters of Mercy founded Atlanta’s first hospital after the Civil War.

Read the Full Story

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 fortnightly, 24 weeks each year and distributed to subscribers via email.

For more information on the directors click here