Mercy Day and Silver Jubilee Greetings
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA
MIA Leaders and MIA Board
In joy and gratitude we celebrate this day with you.
May your time of Jubilee ring through the earth in notes of faith, in words of hope, in a song of love. Marie Louise, Anna, Bernie, Cáit, Helena.
Greetings and blessings to all our Sisters in Mercy from all the Federation Sisters
May you meet mercy each day:
in the light of your own heart,
at the hands of your loved ones,
in the eyes of the stranger.
And if by chance you do not at first meet it,
then search your heart for it,
listen patiently for word of it,
and it will tap you on the shoulder,
a quiet surprise,
a small gesture
the tender look
given and received
in the encounters of your day
Mary Wickham rsm (2002)
In this year of the Silver Jubilee of Mercy International Centre, we send greetings to our Mercy Family worldwide for a joyous and peaceful celebration.
We ask the Lord of Mercy to help us to appreciate all the graces and blessings of the last twenty five years.
May He continue to bestow many special blessings on each one in the next phase of our journey as we strive to bring Catherine’s vision of healing and mercy to our troubled world. the Sisters of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy, UK
Mercy Greeting from the Union of the Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain
We send greetings to the Mercy Global Family on this feast of Our Lady of Mercy and the Jubilee of Mercy International Association.
May God’s blessing be with each one. Sister Philomena and the Union of the Sisters of Mercy of GB.
On this 25th anniversary of Mercy International Association (MIA), on the 65th Anniversary of the coming of the Irish Sisters of Mercy to the Philippines, we joyfully greet everyone as we make Mercy Global Presence relevant wherever we are in the mission our Loving God has entrusted to us. Religious Sisters of Mercy Philippines
The Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, Australia and our partners in ministry join with you in the spirit of this beautiful Mercy feast.
We send our heartfelt wishes to each Mercy woman, man and child throughout the world as we strive together to bring Catherine’s dream alive in today’s world that is so in need of Mercy, Justice and God’s Compassionate Presence.
Happy Mercy Day! Leadership Team: Mary-Louise Petro, Maria Lawton, Patricia Bolster, Margaret Jones and Marg Sheppard.
Mercy Day blessings from the members of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.
We send our love and best wishes to all who are joining to celebrate the wonderful milestone of 25 years of the Mercy International Association.
May this Mercy Day be one of celebration and renewal, as we all continue to give expression to God’s steadfast love and mercy.
Happy Mercy Day!
Eveline, Caroline, Gaye, Elizabeth and Maureen
This Mercy Day we pray~
God of Mercy
you graced Mary to be
Woman and Mother of Mercy.
Jesus, your Son, learned from her
and the practice of mercy.
Following her example
may we seek ways to live courageously
the call of the Gospel
in the reality of our world by~
~ensuring that the dignity of people, especially the poor, displaced and vulnerable, is respected
~supporting people who are suffering violence, abuse, disadvantage and exclusion
~engaging in respectful care of Earth and the sustainable use of her resources ,br> for it is in every word, with every gesture, by every creation, through every means that the living gospel of mercy is life for the world.
Mercy Day blessings!
the Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, along with our partners, associates and friends in Mercy
Mercy Day Greetings from Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand Tirohia te āhua o tēnei whare Atawhai! Giving thanks for twenty-five years of Mercy International Centre and for all Whānau Mercy who have passed through the red doors.
Ma te Whaea Atawhai e manaaki e tiaki koutou katoa.
May we be blessed in God’s tender Mercy as we consider anew the call of Catherine this Mercy Day.
Katrina, Sue, Judith and Raylene Leadership Team - Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand
'In Mercy, we join with one another on our journey'
we the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney,
wish each of the Sisters, Associates and Colleagues,
very blessed and joyous celebrations,
especially during this Silver Jubilee
Sisters of Mercy North Sydney
Change one thing ~ Change everything! This butterfly effect is visible in the life of this building we call the wellspring of Mercy. One hundred ninety-two years ago, the Centre was built, and God’s mercy found yet another way to enter our world. Twenty-five years ago, the Centre was renovated – Catherine’s way of mercy sown around the world knew the time had come to gather again. Three years ago, in this house, Mercy Global Presence became yet another way to name mercy in a world endangered by exclusion, degradation and displacement. One year ago, from this house, MIA’s new Vision Statement called Sisters, associates, colleagues and partners in Mercy to imagine Mercy Global Presence as a creative energy in the globalization of compassion for Earth and all created beings. These ordinary moments of building and renovating a house have been changing everything. In our congregations and institutes, in our ministries and places of community, and in our personal lives, the ordinary decisions we make every day are changing everything. The Scriptures remind us that this is indeed God’s way, “The steadfast love of our God never ceases; God’s mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning” (Lam 3:22-23).
On this Mercy Day, we rejoice that we belong to this way of Mercy in a time of awareness that all is connected – everything any one of us does makes a difference. God’s message brought by a butterfly is precious indeed!
¡Feliz día de la misericordia! Happy Mercy Day! Sisters Elizabeth, Diane, Betty and Eileen for All our Sisters in Canada and in Peru
May the blessing of Mercy unity and interconnectedness continue
to call us forth to serve our suffering world.
May the God of Mercy, Wisdom and Mystery accompany us with an
ever-evolving consciousness and lead us fully to answer the call of Jesus
“that all may be one”.
May we continue to hold one another in prayer as we serve God’s people
who suffer the systemic injustices of racism, anti-immigration,
degradation of earth, poverty and violence.
May we be the voice and presence of MERCY and address the root causes of injustice
wherever we find ourselves in ministry and echo the voice of Catherine
“the poor need help today”
Que la bendición de la unidad e interconexión de la Misericordia continúe
para seguir inspirándonos a servir a nuestro mundo que sufre.
Que el Dios de Misericordia, sabiduría y misterio nos acompañe con una
consciencia siempre creciente y nos guíe a responder plenamente a la llamada de Jesús,
«que todos sean uno».
Que continuemos sosteniéndonos en oración mientras servimos al pueblo de Dios
que sufre las injusticias sistémicas del racismo, antiinmigración, depredación de nuestra Tierra, pobreza
Que seamos la voz y presencia de MISERICORDIA y abordemos las causas que provocan la injusticia
donde sea que nos encontremos en el ministerio y hagamos eco a la voz de Catalina «¡Los empobrecidos
necesitan ayuda hoy!»
¡Feliz Día de la Misericordia!
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Mercy Day greetings to Sisters, Associates, Partners in Ministry, Students, Young Mercy Leaders and Friends as we celebrate Mercy Day.
We welcome your engagement in the Silver Jubilee celebrations and the Mercy Global Presence process as we seek to expand the presence of Mercy in our world. The directors of the Board of Mercy International Association
Sisters and Communities
Mercy Day Greetings from your Sisters and Associates in our CCASA countries (Argentina, Belize, Chile, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama and Perú). Let us prayer that through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy, Mother of the Poor, we may be prophetic voices in our suffering world.
Saludos para el Día de la Misericordia de sus Hermanas y Asociadas/os en CCASA (Americas). Oremos a Nuestra Madre de la Misericordia, Madre de los/las Pobres, para que seamos voces profeticas en nuestro mundo sufriente. CCASA
Greetings & many blessings to you on the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy. Sr Rose Keane
Blessings and every good wish for a happy celebration Peggy, Rose and Ann Maria. Blarney community
Greetings from the Sisters of Mercy South Central Province. Brenda, Patricia, Margaret, Nóirín, Michele
Greetings from Sisters of Mercy Provincial Office, Cork Eileen, Nora Anne, Julianna, Anna Mai, Bríd
Greetings from Sr Mary Sarah rsm Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma Michigan
Greetings from St Mary's Handsworth Marie, Noreen, Brendan, Brigid
Dear Mary and Staff
With prayerful wishes for a Happy Mercy Day Susan DeGuide, Maura Feeley, Kathleen Walsh, NS Regional Team
Dear Mary and all in Baggot Street, Congratulations to each of you and thank you for sharing your beautiful celebrations with us on this your Silver Jubilee day.
A very happy Mercy Day to each of you.
God bless you. From all of us in Bethany Sligo
Hi Mary, wishing you a happy and blessed Mercy Day. Mass was so beautiful! Thanks to all for allowing us to experience and celebrate with you all!!!
Also, I’m thrilled Catherine came to celebrate and encourage us … Claudia Ward rsm
Dear Mary and all Happy Mercy Day and thank you for the beautiful live-stream of the Mass! Adele Howard rsm
Happy Jubilee! May the blessings abound and multiply as you celebrate and continue to dream on this Mercy day and during this Jubilee year. Grateful for what’s been and what will be as Catherine continues to inspire us all. May Mercy abound! Your Sisters at Mercy by the Sea in Madison, Connecticut.
Greetings from all of us in Newfoundland!! We are well represented there by our ambassadors!! I hope you enjoy wonderful celebrations along with so many of us around the Mercy world!! Happy Mercy Day to all in the House of Mercy!
Diane Smyth rsm
The Conference for Mercy Higher Education (CMHE), comprised of 17 Mercy colleges and universities in the United States serving over 37,000 students, sends its best wishes to the world-wide community of Mercy on Mercy Day! We join our hearts with all in Mercy and give thanks for this Day of Jubilee and for the great gift of Mercy in our lives and in our world. Moya K. Dittmeier, EdD, Executive Director, and the CMHE Board of Directors
May the energy and conviction that empowered the first women at Baggot Street be received as a powerful a legacy to all of us who strive to carry on their mission. Mercy Day blessing! Sister Sheila Carney and the community of Carlow University
Happy Mercy Day! We share also our blessings for Mercy International Centre on its Silver Jubilee.
Our MESA community includes over 26,000 students in 54 schools along with thousands of faculty, staff members and administrators. Though located around the world in six countries and one territory, our communal home at 26A Baggot Street is an ever-present reminder of our shared Mercy history and charism that steers us into the future.
¡Feliz Día de la Misericordia del Sistema de Educación de la Misericordia de las Américas (MESA)! Compartimos también nuestras bendiciones para el Centro Internacional de la Misericordia en ocasión de su Jubileo de Plata.
Nuestra comunidad MESA incluye más de 26.000 estudiantes en 54 escuelas junto con miles de profesores, miembros del personal y administradores. Aunque se encuentra en seis países del mundo y un territorio, nuestro hogar comunal en 26A de la Calle Baggot es un recordatorio siempre presente de nuestra historia y carisma de la Misericordia compartida que nos guía hacia el futuro.
Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA)
Jubilee Greetings to MIC and Happy Mercy Day to all of the Mercy Family across the globe.
We belong to an after school club called Friends of Mercy. We meet monthly, we pray together, learn about Catherine and address in some way the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Riverside, Rhode Island, USA Fourth and fifth grade students of St. Mary Academy-Bay View
Mercy Day 2019 is extra special for our community at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta as this year, we are celebrating 130 years of Mercy Education.
As a Mercy school and as Mercy people, we continually strive to make Mercy a verb. We encourage our students to stand up as Catherine McAuley did and make their voices heard for those who cannot speak and those who are silenced by their situations.
May the wisdom of our founder continue to guide us we seek to live out our Mercy Values. Mercy Day Blessings to all around the world! Stephen Walsh, Principal, OLMC Parramatta, Australia
Greetings from St. Mary's Secondary School Mallow. Practising for school mass tomorrow. Happy Mercy Day to all of you. Anne Maria O Carroll rsm
Knowing you will have enjoyed a very extra- special Mercy Day (but then again in my book, EVERY day is a Mercy Day, as we were taught by the lovely sisters in Macroom, Co.Cork!), just want to send you special greetings from Rome and all at the Talitha Kum Assembly, gathering from the four corners of the globe to honour the 10th Anniversary of Religious working against Human Trafficking and Exploitation.
Joy to you all . Anne Kelleher, APT Communications. Act to Prevent Trafficking.
Warmest greetings to and blessings on the Sisters of the Congregation of Mercy worldwide and Mercy Associates on Mercy Day From the Circle of Mercy (Northern Province)
A very happy Mercy day to the Mercy International family. Ann Kennelly, Southland NZ
Messages to: Mary Reynolds rsm - CEO MIA
Blessings from Cambodia to all.
May mercy continue to circle the globe. Denise Coghlan rsm
Dear Mary and all the staff and friends at Mercy International.
We are with you in spirit today.
Congratulations on the 25th anniversary and on all your hard work to bring alive the dreams that come to fruition today. Mary-Louise Petro rsm, Parramatta Congregation