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Vision in Action

MGA Welcomes New Intern Leah Schiffman!

Global Action

MGA Welcomes New Intern Leah Schiffman!

Global Action

MGA Welcomes New Intern Leah Schiffman!

Hello! My name is Leah Schiffman and I'm the new MGA Intern. I'm thrilled to be part of an organization that promotes justice and human rights around the world. I am a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota with a double major in Political Science and Global Studies.  Throughout my educational career, I have discovered the importance of international human rights and the actors that make it possible, like Mercy Global Action. In this position, I hope to learn more about policy and human rights work and contribute to MGA's mission.

As a native of Chicago, I have grown up appreciating the significance of community and community building. While international work is undeniably crucial to change in our world, I think some of the most important work has come from local, grassroots organizations. My love of my own Chicago neighborhood inspired me to create an Instagram photojournalism page called "Residents of Rogers Park." I thought it was important to document my neighborhood and its residents because this past year and a half has been plagued with problems, from the Covid pandemic to police brutality to inequities in vaccine distribution. This photo series, and the people I interviewed for it, enabled me to realize that we aren't divided by our differences but by our lack of conversation and understanding. Through its mission and its past work, Mercy clearly understands the importance of not only working on the global level but of working with and for the communities it is trying to promote and protect. 

MESSAGES TO: Leah Schiffman Mercy Global Action Intern

Members News

New Leaders elected for the Union of Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain

Great Britain

New Leaders elected for the Union of Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain

Great Britain

New Leaders elected for the Union of Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain

Sr Philomena Bowers, leader of the Union of Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain, reports that a successful Chapter was held after many months of delay due to the pandemic. A new leadership team was elected and will take office on 1 November 2021. Mercy International Association would like to extend a warm welcome to Srs Geraldine Lawlor (Leader), Margaret Jones, Mary McGrath, Annette McCartan, and Johanna Moloney as they step into their leadership roles.

We thank Philomena for the wonderful contribution she has made to MIA through her leadership, and wish Geraldine and her team every blessing as they respond to the demands of leadership in these challenging times. 

MESSAGES TO: Berneice Loch CEO
Season of Creation Reflection from the Sisters of Mercy Integrity of Life Group

Ireland

Season of Creation Reflection from the Sisters of Mercy Integrity of Life Group

Ireland

Season of Creation Reflection from the Sisters of Mercy Integrity of Life Group

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy have prepared a reflective resource for all in our Mercy community to use during the Season of Creation.

The Congregation thanks the Sisters from Integrity of Life Group who contributed to this lovely reflection to assist us in deepening our relationship with all creation.

To view the text and imagery reflection, please click here to the Congregation’s website.

Mercy Matters

On Mercy Day (Special Edition): 24 September

Fact

On Mercy Day (Special Edition): 24 September

1827: House of Mercy on Baggot Street opens

1838: Foundation to Limerick, 1839: Foundation to Naas, 1861: Mater Misericordia Hospital Dublin formally opens, 1886: Foundation to Croydon, 1887: Foundation to Doncaster

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

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MIA News

Share a Mercy Day Message

For many years, members of the global Mercy community have sent in their Mercy Day greetings for posting on our website. Click below to read MIA’s 2021 Mercy Day message and send in your own greeting!

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

prayer

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“Sometimes we act and speak as though we humans have the monopoly on access to the power of God even if, in fact, we have no such monopoly. In today’s gospel Jesus seems to be telling his disciples that God works through people of good will, irrespective..”

Further Resources

Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #9

Worth Knowing

Vatican Museums Collection: The Works of Mercy #9

Explore the masterpieces in the papal collections accompanied by the words of the Popes. Today, view The Works of Mercy #9.

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Worth Watching

New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Catholic Health Association of the United States offers Meditative Reflections. Listen to I will Not Be Afraid for 1 minute 52 seconds to recenter yourself.

Listen to the Meditation
National Migration Week 2021

Worth Knowing

National Migration Week 2021

National Migration Week 2021 takes place September 20-26 with the Vatican's celebration of the World Day of Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, September 26. Towards an ever wider “we” is the theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR). An appeal to build a universal “we” —may this be achieved first and foremost within the Church, called upon to create communion within diversity.

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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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