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Mercy Global Action Ocean Task Force: Expressions of Interest Open

Global Action

Mercy Global Action Ocean Task Force: Expressions of Interest Open

Global Action

Mercy Global Action Ocean Task Force: Expressions of Interest Open

An exciting opportunity exists to join a newly established MGA task force on Oceans to commence in March 2022. The Ocean task force is directly linked to Mercy Global Action’s priority themes of migration, water, and climate justice.

Mercy Global Action task forces are issue-based, time-limited, and have an action-oriented focus. Comprising of approximately twelve members, including the MGA team, this task force will draw upon the experience, expertise, and aspirations of its members in relation to Oceans. See Terms of Reference for the MGA Ocean Task Force here.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for membership of the Oceans MGA Task Force and will close on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2022 at 5pm, EDT. Sign up here!

Selection will be based on a range of perspectives, including different knowledge and experience levels, geographic locations, cultural backgrounds, and other lived experiences.

MESSAGES TO: Angela Read Head of Global Action
MIA Prayer Intention: International Women's Day

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: International Women's Day

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: International Women's Day

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. MIA holds in prayer all women and girls, who lift up each other and others to make our world a better place. As Catherine once said, “No work of charity can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women.” And so we pray that women continue to be included, educated, and lifted up so that they not only have a voice at the table but are influential in creating a more inclusive society.

MIA invites members of Mercy World to participate in an International Women’s Day virtual event organised by Mercy Global Action with featured speaker Sr. Magdelene Musau (Kenya). Join us on 8 March at 11am (Dublin). More information is available here. Please register your attendance using the form here.

MESSAGES TO: Angela Reed Head of Global Action

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

15 February 1898: First Mercy convent in Africa, at Mafeking

16 February 2005: Leaders of the four Mercy Congregations in Aotearoa New Zealand sign the Petition to Rome to become a single Congregation

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

Catherine's Suscipe: Prayer of a Social Mystic

Programmes

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.

MESSAGES TO: H&S Team programmes@mercyinternational.ie
RSVP to Ash Wednesday at Baggot Street

Programmes

RSVP to Ash Wednesday at Baggot Street

MIC is hosting an Ash Wednesday Prayer Service at Baggot Street. Join us at 10am on March 2nd in the chapel for a prayer service followed by tea. Ashes will be distributed. Please register your attendance in advance with Máire Hearty, rsm by emailing mairehearty@mercyinternational.ie.

For those unable to attend in person, a digital pdf is available for use in your community. Download A4 here and US Letter here.

MESSAGES TO: Máire Hearty Heritage and Spirituality Associate

Further Resources

Mercy Global Action Joins Call to “Build Forward Better”

Worth Reading

Mercy Global Action Joins Call to “Build Forward Better”

The 60th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD60) is taking place largely online from 7 to 16 February 2022 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission for Social Development has been the key UN body in charge of the follow-up and implementation of the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action, and the social development pillar of global development.

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Mercy Sisters Embrace the World of Podcasting

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Mercy Sisters Embrace the World of Podcasting

Six Mercy Sisters from the Western Province, Ireland have embraced the world of Podcasting. Drawing from their various life experiences as Teachers, Social workers, Doctors and Counsellors, as well as being Mercy Sisters, these women tell their life-stories through a prism of Mercy. Over the course of their lives, which have taken them on remarkable journeys, and indeed many highs and lows, the Sisters reveal their stories of hope and perseverance in their chosen fields. They speak in detail about how the Charism of Mercy has enfolded in their journeys and how many of them have embraced new ways of living out their vocations, and of engaging with the world in the 21st Century.

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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.

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