MGA Celebrates International Migrant's Day with Event & Publication

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Christmas Blessings from Mercy International Association

Mercy International Association

Christmas Blessings from Mercy International Association

Mercy International Association

Christmas Blessings from Mercy International Association

Christmas Blessings from MIA’s CEO: Greetings this Christmas-tide from all at Mercy International Association. The sounds of war in Ukraine and elsewhere, and the suffering of those dealing with natural disasters can leave us feeling hopeless and helpless. In it all, may the special message of God’s presence with us, even when unrecognised, fill us anew with hope and inner peace.

May we recognize God-in-us

And give generous expression

To this wonderful gift we all share.

(M Morwood ‘Praying the New Story’)


Christmas Blessings from the Chairman of the Board: Over the past year the Sisters of Mercy have continued to experience growth in the number of lay women and men involved in our mission and our ministries around the world. With this engagement by so many, we are planning to ensure new, vital, and creative ways for the Mercy charism and the spirit of Catherine and the Sisters of Mercy to be present long into the future. As we engage in the holiday season, we wish everyone a Christmas filled with the wonder of Christ’s presence among us, the warmth of the holiday spirit, and the love of family and friends. Christmas blessings to all of the Mercy family.

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Please note, this will be the final Mercy eNews of the 2022 calendar year. MIA’s email newsletter will resume 25 January.

MIA Prayer Intention: International Migrant's Day

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: International Migrant's Day

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: International Migrant's Day

In this third week of Advent, we light the candle of Joy. Called the ‘shepherd's candle’, this candle calls each of us to remember the joy of Christmastime. This week, we also mark International Migrant’s Day, and so we are especially mindful of the joy migrants and refugees bring to our communities. Together, we pray…

Come, God.
Come with the frightened.
Come with the poor.
Come with the children.
Come with those who have​ ​always been your friends.
Come with us and lead us​ ​to where you are living and​ ​show us what you want us to do.
Amen.

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On This Day

Fact

On This Day

December 14, 1874: Death in Bermondsey of Foundress M Clare Moore.

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Reminder: Applications open for Emerging Leaders Fellowship 2023-2024

Mercy Global Action

Reminder: Applications open for Emerging Leaders Fellowship 2023-2024

The Mercy Global Action Office is seeking expressions of interest for the MGA Emerging​ ​Leaders Fellowship 2023-2024! This international leadership program is fully funded, and unique in the ways in which it​ ​provides an opportunity for ten women to establish strong links and networking across the​ ​Mercy World through​ ​international encounters, webinars and modules, mentorship, and​ ​more.

Applicants can send a letter of interest to​ ​Marietta Latonio at​ ​mariettalatonio@mercyinternational.ie

Breaking Boundaries: A Mercy Response to People on the Move Issue Spotlight #4 - Contributions of Migrants

Mercy International Association

Breaking Boundaries: A Mercy Response to People on the Move Issue Spotlight #4 - Contributions of Migrants

International Migrants Day is commemorated annually on the 18th of December to acknowledge the contributions of migrants and migration to all of our societies. This year, Mercy Global Action is pleased to celebrate our new publication, ‘Breaking Boundaries: A Mercy Response to People on the Move,’ which features the stories and experiences of Mercy work with migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers around the world.

Further Resources

Matthew’s Genealogy: Inclusion of Women By Sister Kathleen McAlpin (America)

Worth Reading

Matthew’s Genealogy: Inclusion of Women By Sister Kathleen McAlpin (America)

The Jewish community was promised a Messiah from the family of Israel. The story of the birth of this child was not a myth but a narrative of the historical person of Jesus, the Christ. God had a plan for Jesus to be the long-awaited Jewish Messiah. This was the message of the writer of Matthew’s genealogy. Matthew wants to make the point that the paternal line of Jesus goes back to Abraham and David.

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Virtual Advent Prayer: Weekly on Wednesdays

Worth Knowing

Virtual Advent Prayer: Weekly on Wednesdays

Join MIA for virtual Advent Prayer at 12 noon (Dublin) weekly on Wednesdays during Advent. The theme of this year's Advent Prayer is 'Exile: God comforts his people in exile.' For more information phone MIC, +353 1 661 8061, or email programmes@mercyinternational.ie. Recordings are available in both English and Spanish on MIA’s Advent Webpage here.

Recommended donation €10/session. All are welcome! Please register via the form linked here.

Advent Resources
Support MIA's Online Gift Shop

Worth Knowing

Support MIA's Online Gift Shop

If you are looking for thoughtful gifts and cards this Christmas season, please consider browsing MIA’s online shop! MIA's online gift shop has been updated with Mercy Christmas Cards. Mercy gifts, candles, artwork, books, and more are also available in the shop. Purchases from the shop help support MIA's mission. View the online giftshop here.

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