He Panui


Slaves no more, but sisters and brothers

Nga mihi atawhai – greetings to all in Mercy! The theme proposed for our reflection this month by Mercy International is compassion or aroha, as we know it from our list of Mercy core values. Described within our healthcare facilities as the ability to act with understanding and sensitivity, compassion derives from a combination of two Latin words meaning ‘to suffer with’. It’s a word that is never far from the life and witness of Catherine McAuley, whose gaze was always drawn to those who suffered any kind of need.