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Mercy Delegates: Highlights of COP26

Mercy Global Action

Mercy Delegates: Highlights of COP26

Mercy Global Action

Mercy Delegates: Highlights of COP26

This past week, Mercy delegates had the privilege to represent the Mercy World at COP26, the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The days spent in Glasgow allowed the Mercy delegates to share and promote MIA advocacy points as well as learn and reflect on how Mercy International Association can contribute to the healing of Earth and ending the climate crisis. Although the outcome is disappointing and there is still much to be achieved, there is hope in the small movements taking place and there is a recognition that much more needs to be done in order to prevent catastrophic results.

COP26 promised to be one of the most vital conferences of our time and was highlighted by major announcements from world leaders. From over 100 countries agreeing to halt deforestation by 2030 to more than 40 countries pledging to steer away from coal, world leaders gathered in negotiation spaces making commitments to combat climate change. Despite commitments made by governments at COP, there was a noticeable prominence of coal, oil, and gas interests in Glasgow. These interest groups worked to eliminate commitments in the outcome document that would obligate countries to phase out fossil fuels. Also of concern was the lack of commitment from developed nations to provide financial support to assist developing countries in adapting to the effects of climate change.

MESSAGES TO: Leah Shiffman MGA Intern
MIA Prayer Intention: Community

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Community

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Community

It was a pleasure to welcome sisters, associates, and friends back to Baggot Street last Thursday for the commemoration of the 180th anniversary of Catherine McAuley's death. A prayerful, reflective Liturgy, enhanced by beautiful music and song, was followed by tasty food and joyful conversation. It was a blessing to have the House once again filled with prayer and music; conversation and laughter, as we expressed our gratitude for Catherine's life and death, and the impact she continues to have on us and our world.

We remembered and were inspired by Catherine's words, 'If the Order is my work, the sooner it falls to the ground the better; if it is God's work it needs no one.' Continuing to trust in God's providence, we are able to look to the future of God's work of Mercy with joyful hope. And so, this week we pray for our global Mercy community…

Embracing Father, You grace each of us with equal measure in your love. Let us learn to love our neighbors more deeply, so that we can create peaceful and just communities. Inspire us to use our creative energies to build the structures we need to overcome the obstacles of intolerance and indifference. May Jesus provide us the example needed and send the Spirit to warm our hearts for the journey. Amen.

MESSAGES TO: Máire Hearty Head of Heritage and Spirituality

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

1969: Mater Misericordiae Hospital Dunedin shifts from its original site on Royal Terrace to Maori Hill, Dunedin.

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

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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.

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

“In the opening lines of today’s gospel reading, there are clear echoes of two passages from the prophecy of Isaiah. The first Isaian passage reads, “For the stars of the heavens and their constellations will not give their light; the sun will be dark at its rising, and the moon will not shed its light” (Isaiah 13:10)...”

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Mercy Investment Services: Encouraging Companies to End Their Role in Gun Violence

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Mercy Investment Services: Encouraging Companies to End Their Role in Gun Violence

Every day, more than 100 people in the United States are killed with guns. In support of the Sisters of Mercy’s Critical Concern for nonviolence, Mercy Investment Services currently engages several companies for their role in the prevalence of gun violence. Untraceable firearms are a growing problem. “Ghost guns” are fully functional firearms made at home using parts and kits purchased from gun dealers or online with no required background check…

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Pope Video: People who Suffer from Depression

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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.

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Catholic Health Association of the United States offers Meditative Reflections. Listen to Grace in Chaos for 1 minute 50 seconds to recenter yourself.

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More than 60 Catholic organizations sign Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement

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More than 60 Catholic organizations sign Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement

More than 60 Catholic organizations, including Mercy International Association - Global Action, have signed the Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement by Laudato Si' Movement. Read the full statement by clicking the button below.

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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.

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