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Vision in Action

International Women’s Day and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Global Action

International Women’s Day and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Global Action

International Women’s Day and the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every March 8 and was first observed in 1911 when thousands of women marched for workers' rights, voting rights, and an end to discrimination. Although great progress has been made, women around the world are still fighting for equal rights. As the Earth adapts to the contexts of climate change, social, political, and economic disruption, women are not only repeatedly left bearing the greater effects of these issues but also left in increasingly dangerous situations.

This year, Mercy Global Action and Mercy International Association will be collaborating with Sister Magdalene Musau, RSM. Sr. Magdalene is a Sister of Mercy from the Kenyan Province of the Congregation who taught at St Bakhita from 1999 to 2010. During the event, Sr. Magdalene will use a reflective, critical lens, to explore challenges that many women and girls face in Kenya. In sharing these stories. Sr. Magdalene will highlight women’s leadership and resilience. She will draw on excerpts from her book, ‘The Change You Want is Within You’ and invite participants to reflect on their own journey as women. This event will also inform participants of the upcoming UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and how we can become involved. To register for this event, click here.

MESSAGES TO: Leah Schiffman MGA Intern
MIA Prayer Intention: Peace for Ukraine

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Peace for Ukraine

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Peace for Ukraine

Mercy International Association prays for peace for the people of Ukraine. We are each made in the image of God and called to have the courage to seek justice. May those in Ukraine feel the power of the prayers said throughout the world. Together, in Mercy, we Prayer for World Peace…

We pray for the power to be gentle;
the strength to be forgiving;
the patience to be understanding;
and the endurance to accept the consequences
of holding on to what we believe to be right.

May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil
and the power of love to overcome hatred.

We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe
in a world emancipated from violence,
a new world where fear shall no longer lead men or women to commit injustice,
nor selfishness make them bring suffering to others.

Help us to devote our whole life and thought and energy
to the task of making peace,
praying always for the inspiration and the power
to fulfill the destiny for which we and all men and women were created.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

2 March 1907: Foundation to Terang, Victoria from Warrnambool - M Magdalen McDonnell

2 March 1945: Original Pugin designed convent in Bermondsey destroyed by bomb

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

CEO Position

Mercy International Centre

CEO Position

As the term of appointment for Berneice Loch, CEO of Mercy International Association, will end in March 2023, the MIA board has begun to plan for the identification of her successor. A process carried out in partnership with the MIA Members will culminate in appointment by the Members. The Mercy family is urged to pray for the light of the Holy Spirit on this process as it moves forward.

Sheila Carney, Vice-President MIA Board.

MESSAGES TO: Sheila Carney Vice-President MIA Board
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

New Items Added to MIA's Online Shop! Discount Code Available.

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New Items Added to MIA's Online Shop! Discount Code Available.

Our new online gift shop now has several new items! Poster illustrations of Catherine McAuley, Eco-gifts including beeswrap made in Cork, Ireland, and notebooks hand pressed in Dublin are among the new additions to the shop. Shipping is available internationally. A special 10% discount code is available for enews readers by clicking the shop link here or writing “MERCYENEWS” in the discount code area at checkout.

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Virtual Lenten Spirituality Sessions: This Wednesday!

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Virtual Lenten Spirituality Sessions: This Wednesday!

The Mercy world will gather virtually for spirituality sessions to journey through the Lenten season together. All are welcome to join MIA on each of the seven Wednesdays of Lent at 2pm Dublin Time (find your local time herePlease be mindful of Daylight Savings Time!) beginning Ash Wednesday, March 2nd. Speakers are available here. To register your interest in attending one or more virtual sessions, please complete the Google Form here. The live sessions will be hosted in English and Spanish.

Register to Attend
Spiritual Directors Retreat

Worth Knowing

Spiritual Directors Retreat

Facilitated by Maria DiBello, rsm, this five-day retreat includes sessions for spiritual directors to explore more deeply what it means to listen for the movement of God in every day life. There will be intentional time for renewal to address the weight carried in spiritual accompaniment and training to explore new possibilities.

Residential: €675 (Accommodation & Meals Provided) Non-Residential: €400 (Lunch Provided).

Date and Time: Monday 2, May - Friday, 6 May

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

More Information

Mercy eNews

The online newsletter of Mercy International Association is published fortnightly, 24 weeks each year and distributed to subscribers via email.

For more information on the directors click here