Celebrating 180 Years: Remembrance Day

Vision in Action

MIA Prayer Intention: The Beatification of Catherine McAuley

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: The Beatification of Catherine McAuley

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: The Beatification of Catherine McAuley

On the 180th anniversary of Catherine McAuley’s death, we are reminded of the significance of role models within the Church. Catherine herself said, “Since God’s power is not limited to time or space, we have the same means as the greatest saints had. God can effect in us what he accomplished in them. In fact to arrive at their sanctity requires no more than to simply perform our daily actions perseveringly and regularly for this is what constitutes a saint.”

Catherine was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II on April 9, 1990. Today, we pray for her beatification, a declaration of Blessed, as the next step towards Canonisation. Together, we pray…

Loving God, You chose Catherine McAuley for the service of your people who are Poor, Sick and Uneducated. You inspired her to found the Sisters of Mercy so that these good works might endure. Give to each of us a portion of her compassionate spirit and an ardent desire to serve your suffering people. Graciously hear our prayers for Catherine and by granting the favours we ask through her intercession, hasten the day when her sanctity will be celebrated by all the Church. Amen.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

November 10, 1822: Death of William Callaghan, Catherine's benefactor.

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

MGA Advocacy Workshop on Domestic and Family Violence, 23rd November 2021

Member News

MGA Advocacy Workshop on Domestic and Family Violence, 23rd November 2021

Ahead of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Mercy Global Action is offering the third of three virtual advocacy workshops on November 23rd. This workshop will focus on Gender-Based Violence. How to register: To RSVP for this event, please complete the Google Form found here. Questions can be directed to the Mercy Global Action team at leadershipadvocacy@mercyinternational.ie.

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

prayer

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“In today’s gospel reading we encounter a good scribe, while in next week’s we find some not so good scribes. This seems to fit the pattern of the Markan gospel...”

Further Resources

Mercy at COP26

Worth Knowing

Mercy at COP26

Delegates from Mercy International Association are currently attending COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. This Saturday they walked with thousands of others in solidarity with our earth. They wrote, “We were privileged to respond to the prophetic call to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly on the streets of Glasgow with 100,000 indigenous leaders and climate activists from around the world.”

Pope Video: People who Suffer from Depression

Worth Watching

Pope Video: People who Suffer from Depression

Extreme exhaustion, depression, and anxiety are some of the most common illnesses in today’s world. Often, “sadness, apathy, and spiritual tiredness end up dominating people’s lives, which are overloaded due to the rhythm of life today.” Watch the Pope Video for this month, and if you know someone who is suffering from one of these situations, share Francis’ words with them.

Watch the Video
New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Worth Watching

New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Catholic Health Association of the United States offers Meditative Reflections. Listen to Beauty in Breakdown for 2 minutes 1 second to recenter yourself.

Listen to the Meditation
MGA Signs The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Worth Knowing

MGA Signs The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

Mercy International Association - Global Action has signed The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, UK. The Treaty is a global initiative to phase out fossil fuels and support a just transition.

View the Treaty

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.

For more information on the directors click here