Mercy Global Action Report on COP26

Vision in Action

Retreat Registration: Catherine's Suscipe - Prayer of a Social Mystic

MIA News

Retreat Registration: Catherine's Suscipe - Prayer of a Social Mystic

MIA News

Retreat Registration: Catherine's Suscipe - Prayer of a Social Mystic

Mon, 28 March - Fri, 1 April: Spend a week at Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland exploring Catherine, her suscipe, and her message to us today. This retreat will be facilitated by Mary Pat Garvin, rsm. Residential costings are €525 including accommodation and all meals. Non-residential (commuter) costings are €290 including lunch. To RSVP please email H&S Team member Máire at programmes@mercyinternational.ie. More details available here.

View all 2022 virtual and in-person programmes: descriptions, dates, and costs are all detailed in the 2022 programme booklet available here. Questions or registrations can be emailed to the MIA H&S team at programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

MESSAGES TO: Maire Hearty H&S Team
MIA Prayer Intention: Human Trafficking

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Human Trafficking

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Human Trafficking

On February 8, the world celebrates the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. This International Day is celebrated on the Feast Day of Josephine Bakhita, a Sudanese slave, freed, who became a Canossian nun and was declared a Saint in 2000. The Mercy community has a long history of caring for those most neglected and abandoned by society, and so it is with particular care we invite you to a moment of prayer.

MIA invites members of Mercy World to participate in this day in two ways. 1. Participate virtually from 9am-5pm (Rome) by praying with the Religious Sisters of Talitha Kum and partner organizations. 2. Join the Mercy Global Action team for a virtual gathering on either Feb 7th 9pm-10pm (NYC) or Feb 8th 9am-10am (NYC) via Zoom (link here). The online prayer will highlight this year’s theme, “The power of care – Women, Economy, Human Trafficking’  through the lens of Mercy and will draw on the vigil prayer prepared by Talitha Kum. All are welcome.

MESSAGES TO: Angela Reed Head of Global Action

Mercy Matters

On This Day: Febraury 1

Fact

On This Day: Febraury 1

2007: Catholic Education an Irish Schools Charter (CEIST) was founded

1990: Mercy schools in Western Samoa devastated by cyclone Ofa

1875: Foundation to Stanthorpe from Brisbane - M Agnes White

1868: Great fire at St Xavier's, Pittsburgh

1840: Bishop Thomas Walsh invites Catherine to Handsworth, Birmingham.

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

Americas Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

MIA News

Americas Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

This week Mercy schools in the Americas join in the celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The theme for Catholic Schools Week—“Faith. Excellence. Service.”—resonates strongly in the mission of each of Mercy education ministries, where Catholic identity and Mercy charism harmonize to nurture highly competent and deeply compassionate leaders ready to serve a vulnerable world. Read Sister Regina Ward’s full reflection on behalf of Mercy Education System of the Americas.

MESSAGES TO: Berneice Loch CEO
New Items Added to Mercy Giftshop

MIA News

New Items Added to Mercy Giftshop

MIA recently reopened our online gift shop with a new look! Visit our online shop here to purchase gifts, books, and Mercy items. International shipping is available.

Notebooks and posters have just been added with more items coming soon. Questions can be directed to info@mercyinternational.ie.

MESSAGES TO: H&S Team MIA Gift Shop

Further Resources

Storytelling: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Worth Knowing

Storytelling: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Join us in person at Baggot Street for a workshop day facilitated by Marcy Fox, Mercy Associate. This workshop will engage the group in discovering meaningful and formative life stories through personal reflection, writing, and sharing. We will explore how our life history influences our future.

Date and Time: Saturday, April 2nd, 10am - 4pm

How to register: To RSVP for this event, please email programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

More Information
Mercy Law Resource Centre Annual Report

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Mercy Law Resource Centre Annual Report

Mercy Law Resource Centre in Ireland recently released their 2020 annual report. MLRC was founded by The Congregation (Sisters of Mercy, Ireland) and provides legal advice, representation, and support to those ‘who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the areas of social housing and related social welfare law’. The staff wrote “2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was particularly difficult for those experiencing housing distress. The weight of the pandemic fell heavily on those without the security of a home.”

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Mercy Investment Services: Investors Collaborate to find Solutions to Plastic Pollution

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Mercy Investment Services: Investors Collaborate to find Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Mercy Investment Services and fellow members of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are evaluating the challenges and possible solutions to plastic pollution. Caroline Boden, director of shareholder advocacy for Mercy Investment Services, was named to the working group and has used her experience in other issue areas such as safer chemical management and environmental justice to discuss how other environmental, social and governance topics intersect with plastics.

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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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