Battery Heights is a local authority housing estate in Athlone, on the west side of the Shannon. Built in the early 70’s to meet an acute housing need, a Mercy community opened there in 1986. This is a good news story about the whole venture.
Many photographs were taken for the recent 'Faces of Mercy' photographic exhibition in Mercy International Centre for the 20th anniversary celebrations. Here is a reflection of one such collection - that taken in the Western Province.
This is an account from Sister Bríd McLoughlin, of the time she worked with the aid agency, Trócaire, in Rwanda, after the genocide there. Bríd brings us through her discernment, her travel to Rwanda and some of her memories of this horrific time.
A “Meitheal” of Touch Ireland volunteers from many corners of Ireland arrived in McLoughlan’s Container Warehouse, Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday 27th July 2014. Within a few hours a 40 foot container with contents for dispatch was sorted, itemised etc..
Mary Doherty and Loretto Hogge from the Western Provincial Vita group visited Ethiopia recently to see how the project is progressing. Sr. Loreto says "Going to Africa was a dream of a lifetime for me"....