What does Mercy International Association Hope for?
‘Catherine’s genius for enlisting the wealthy to work with the poor in transforming society remains a key strategy as we seek to align Mercy’s mission to the needs of our time.’ (Denis Horton. New Zealand. July 2008)
‘Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide.’ (MIA Vision Statement 2007).
Challenged to find ways in which their ministry networks can be put at the service of need, Mercies today hope to keep alive the founding spirit of Catherine McAuley among peoples of the world most in need of God’s compassion and mercy. Expanding Mercy International Centre to include the Catherine McAuley Centre, and creatively using their international resources today’s Mercies want to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide.
By integrating and further developing their communications, justice and heritage resources, Mercy International Association draws on the talent and goodwill of thousands of Sisters, Associate and colleagues worldwide in an undertaking as daring as that of Catherine McAuley herself.
‘There has been a most marked Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance or judgment has not impeded…’ (Catherine McAuley to Sister Elizabeth Moore, Limerick, January 13 1839)