...in our world today...
Sisters of Mercy live and minister in Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Chile and Australia ‘keeping hope alive in our world today.’
Our ministries have grown from a faith-filled response to a vast range of human suffering and need, with a trust in Providence that has often defied conventional logic or commercial sense. It is Catherine McAuley’s insistence that the poor need help today, not next week, that calls us to respond in compassionate ways.
Faced with global demands, there are limits to what any one of us can do. As Deirdre Mullan rsm, former head of Mercy Global Concern at the United Nations, has noted, we can’t be expected to fix the whole world all at once; “but we can stretch out to mend the part of the world within our reach.”
Her advice is to work locally, but always with an eye to the global, “because we know that the human spirit was never meant to live without hope. We believe that another world is possible.”