The Western Province has recently renewed its contract with the aid organisation, Vita. Our work together in Ethiopia continues to make the lives of many people and the local environment better.
The Year of Consecrated Life is being opened around the world in various ways. This story is of one such beginning, taking place in Athone and telling of a gathering of different congregations.
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.