Crosscare and Mercy … The Dublin of Catherine McAuley hasn’t gone away. Dublin remains a city of opposites - wealth and glaring poverty. Those experiencing homelessness are among the most marginalised in our society
The early Celtic Christian monks regarded their burial place as the scene of their resurrection. The tradition is still deep in the Irish soul and so each Summer people gather wherever their dead are buried to celebrate Mass for the repose of the souls...
One of the primary functions of our archives service is to respond to research enquiries and to make information available to researchers. We receive enquiries from a variety of sources and on a range of topics but this year one issue has dominated;
When Catherine McAuley was a young woman in the Callaghan household in Coolock, she encountered a servant girl who came to her desperate for help. This girl worked for a local family, a male member of which was intimidating her with sexual advances.
Ilia Delio is a phenomenal woman. Accomplished to the level of doctoral degrees in fields of science and theology, she harmonises these specialised areas into an innovative vision of where we are right now on the process of evolution. Hear her in person..
Sisters of Mercy and partners-in-Mercy are invited to pray the prayer for the earth/ Oración por nuestra Tierra from Laudato Si' for a successful outcome of this conference
The last few months have been an intense and exciting time in terms of the Cause for Beatification for Catherine McAuley. In July and August of this year, under the sponsorship of the four Mercy Congregations, I was invited to Australia to speak at three
‘The Spirit of The Lord is upon me, He has anointed me to proclaim the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind, to set the downtrodden free and to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour’.
Response to the release of the encyclical on the environment-If we ever needed a mandate to work for ecological justice the recently published papal encyclical Laudato Si— common home—surely ranks very highly.
I have just read of a meeting of Mercy Archivists and began to think of all the little interesting things we would not know if we were deprived of archives. This year lends itself to reminiscence in Ireland as we have already begun to commemorate......