All Resources, A-Z
|Resource Title||Date Added||Topic||Type||Description|
|Lesson Plans on Care for Earth: Extractives (link)||2022-08-03||Critical Concerns||Classroom||Written by Sister Patricia Donlin, RSM, theology faculty at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.|
|Faithful Voter Reflection Guide (link)||2022-07-19||Critical Concerns||Classroom, Staff||From Interfaith Power & Light, this guide focuses on many of the Critical Concerns. The guide is endorsed by the Sisters of Mercy Justice Team and includes an overview of each issue, reflection questions and questions for candidates.|
|Mercy Oceans Campaign (link)||2022-07-11||Critical Concerns||Classroom, Staff||This campaign from the Mercy Global Action Oceans Taskforce urges the Mercy World to reflect on and take action for the health and sustainability of the world's oceans.|
|Prayer for Our Ocean from Mercy International Association (link)||2022-07-11||Critical Concerns||Prayer||Mercy Global Action, on behalf of Mercy International Association, is pleased to offer a prayer resource focused on our ocean.|
|Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (link)||2022-05-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. This list was compiled and shared by Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, New Jersey.|
|A Reflection of God's Mercy - Prayer Services, Liturgies and Resources for Mercy School Communities (link)||2022-03-17||Spirituality||Classroom, Staff||Sandy Flaherty, Director of Catholic Identity and Religious Studies teacher at Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, shared this ebook with resources for rituals, prayer services, liturgies and other Mercy celebrations.|
|Anti-Racism Education: Mercy Critical Concern Challenge (link)||2020-06-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom, staff||This clickable five-week calendar provides daily opportunities to watch, listen, learn and act and pray. Mercy Volunteer Corps has also shared this blank version of the calendar that can be customized with resources appropriate for younger children|
|Catherine's Prayer for Guidance (link)||2019-10-01||Spirituality||Prayer||A prayer for guidance written by Catherine McAuley|
|Combatting Racism - K-12 Education Resources from USCCB (link)||2019-10-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||This link includes resources for K-12 classrooms, school activities and resources for reflection.|
|Critical Concerns Bingo Cards (link)||2020-09-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||A spin on the traditional game of Bingo that offers pathways for engagement with the Critical Concerns through readings, videos, suggested actions and spirituality.|
|Critical Concerns Curriculum Guides for English and Social Studies (link)||2018-09-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||These curriculum guides were designed by a group of Mercy educators in August 2018.|
|Critical Concerns Poster (link)||2021-07-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||One-page poster of the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns.|
|Critical Concerns Summer Reading Lists (link)||2019-05-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||The English department at Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, developed a summer reading program highlighting our Mercy Critical Concerns.|
|Digging into Laudato Si' (link)||2020-07-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom, staff||This series of articles from Earthbeat, a project of National Catholic Reporter, explores Laudato Si’ through a social, political and spiritual lens.|
|Global Sisters Report: GSR in the Classroom (link)||2020-09-01||Critical Concerns, Spirituality||Classroom||GSR in the Classroom helps students learn about the varied missions and ministries of Catholic women religious — and religious life — around the world. Each lesson explores Global Sisters Report articles and columns more deeply by posing questions that first open readers’ minds to new learning, then help them understand what they’ve read. Other features deepen the message with pertinent passages from Scripture and Catholic social teaching. Each lesson sends learners forth in prayer.|
|In God Alone Film and Worksheets (link)||2019-09-01||Catherine McAuley||Classroom, Mercy history||The film "In God Alone – The Story of Catherine McAuley" is available online. There are two versions of this 23-minute film, one in English and one with Spanish subtitles.
If you are sharing this film in your classroom, MIA invites you to use the following worksheets (available in English and Spanish) with your students:
Primary school students worksheet: English (U.S. letter) | English (A4) | Spanish
Secondary school students worksheet: English (U.S. letter) | English (A4) | Spanish
|Just Mercy: A Catholic Study Guide (link)||2020-09-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||This resource from Catholic Mobilizing Network serves as an accompaniment to the film Just Mercy and offers viewers a way to explore the Catholic call to uphold the sanctity of life within the U.S. criminal legal system.|
|Laudato Si' Visual Reading||2020-06-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom, Staff||In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’, the Sisters of Mercy have created a “visual reading” of the encyclical, highlighting key passages with powerful images, which is perfect for individual reflection as well as classroom activities.
Part 1: Pollution and Climate Change
Part 2: The Issue of Water
Part 3: Loss of Biodiversity
Part 4: Global Inequality
|Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology (link)||2020-09-01||Spirituality, Catherine McAuley||Classroom||The MAST Journal is published three times a year by the Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology. Each issue contains essays exploring a particular theme. Holding your cursor over each issue title will allow you to preview the essays in that issue, and clicking on the issue title will bring you to a PDF of that issue.|
|Mission: The Foundation of Decision-Making (link)||2020-05-01||Mission||Staff||The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives, and its impact on our world continues
still to unfold. Knowing how many timely and critical decisions have challenged Mercy schools, Mercy
Education offers this guide help decision-makers reflect on the choices they have made and look
toward the future with hope.
|Morning and Evening Prayer Book of the Sisters of Mercy (link)||2018-01-01||Spirituality||Classroom, Staff||Daily prayer book used by the Sisters of Mercy.|
|Motto Project - Senior Capstone Project (link)||2019-04-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||This senior capstone project from Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women allows students to connect their talents, passions and interests to the Mercy Critical Concerns and Core Values.|
|Nonviolence Activities for Young Students (link)||2019-03-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||This guide, shared by educators at Colegio Santa Ethnea, includes curriculum ideas for natural and social environments, literature, visual education, personal and social formation / emotional education / integrated sexual education, practices of the use of language and physical expression.|
|Nonviolence Project for Secondary School Students (link)||2019-03-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||This resource is an outline of a 2018 Mercy Day project at Colegio Santa Ethnea which focuses on nonviolence.
Accompanied by faculty members, students visit local families to talk about peace, share a blessing and leave a gift of holy water. Each family is also invited to come to the school later for a student performance. The full project is described in this letter to faculty from Ali Botto, coordinator of catechesis, and can be adapted to meet the needs and locality of your school.
|Pandemic Prayer Resources (link)||2020-08-17||Spirituality||Prayer||Compilation of prayers written during the COVID-19 pandemic from the Sisters of Mercy, USCCB and more.|
|Peacebuilders Project for Primary School Students (link)||2019-03-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||This project shared by Colegio Santa Ethnea helps students in grades 1-6 learn about building peace with everyday actions; learn and reflect on the lives of different peacebuilders including Catherine McAuley, Malala Yousafzai, Mahatma Ghandi and others; and share the message of peace with the rest of the school through visual displays.|
|Practicing Nonviolence for Faculty and Administration (link)||2019-03-01||Critical Concerns||Staff||This resource from Colegio Santa Ethnea shares tips on identifying and addressing areas of conflict in an educational community.|
|Resource Guide: Racism (link)||2021-12-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom, Staff||Mercy Education is committed “to find ways to have courageous conversations that inspire graced actions to preserve the dignity of and respect for each human being.” As part of this commitment, the Mercy Education staff in conjunction with colleagues throughout the Mercy world have shared resources that may be used for one’s own personal edification as well as classroom resources to help students grow in their understanding of our Mercy Critical Concern for racism.|
|Suscipe of Catherine McAuley (link)||2019-10-01||Spirituality||Prayer||Perhaps the best known prayer of Catherine McAuley is one she called her Suscipe or Act of Resignation|
|Understanding Racism: Mini-Course from Saint Mary's Press (link)||2019-01-01||Critical Concerns||Classroom||This mini-course focuses on themes of change, unity and solidarity. By connecting racism to the greater Catholic Social Teaching of Human Dignity, the course helps students understand more about its origins, how it affects others, and how to confront racism and stand in solidarity with people of all walks of life.|
|Voting Resources from the Sisters of Mercy (link)||2020-09-03||Critical Concerns||Classroom||We know in our Mercy secondary schools, educating students on the Critical Concerns goes hand-in-hand with educating them on their potential to make an impact on these issues through their words, their actions and, when eligible, their votes. We have compiled a list of resources here including voter guides, tips for nonviolent conversation on controversial issues and more.|
|War in Ukraine and the Critical Concerns (link)||2022-03-10||Critical Concerns||Classroom||Prepared by the Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team, this resource looks at the war in Ukraine through the lens of the five Mercy Critical Concerns.|
|What is the process to become a Sister of Mercy? (link)||2018-01-01||Spirituality||Classroom, Staff||It takes at least seven years to become a Sister of Mercy. During this time, a woman learns about prayer, lives in community, studies theology, and ministers alongside sisters. It is a time of deep reflection, growth, grace, and most importantly, joy!|
|Why Choose a Catholic Education? (link)||2019-06-01||Catholic Education||Staff, Families||Sandy Flaherty, Director of Catholic Identity and Religious Studies teacher at Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, has published this informative and guiding resource for families considering a Catholic education. It is designed to educate parents on how Catholic education is distinct from other learning environments.|
|Words from Catherine (link)||2019-10-01||Catherine McAuley||Mercy history||This page on the Mercy International Association website lists quotes from the writings of Catherine McAuley.|
|Works of Mercy and Catherine McAuley: Curriculum Guide (link)||2019-08-01||Catherine McAuley||Classroom||Using the framework of the 15 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, this curriculum guide delves into the life and legacy of Catherine McAuley and provides opportunities and resources to inspire students about ways they can make Mercy real in the world today. A robust reference list provides information about service learning, suggested reading for students and teachers about the life of Catherine McAuley and much more.
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The curriculum writing team takes you on a tour of the curriculum this video.