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Additional Mercy Resources for World Water Day

There are a number of valuable previously published (2015-2017) Mercy created resources suitable for use on World Water Day. These include reflections, prayer and ritual, research and calls to action.


Water for the World: A Reflection on World Water Day 2017

'A fearsome question could well be on our lips at the end of our human days: “Lord, when was it that we saw you thirsty and did not care for you?”  And Christ may then have reason to answer: “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me” (Matt. 25: 44-45).  He may also ask us:  How come you in the 21st century did not read “the signs of the times,” did not take seriously the basic and universal right to water, and did not hear the cry of vulnerable peoples who “have no access to clean drinking water” (Laudato Si’, #28)?'

Download the complete article:

Colour: A4 Paper size (2pps; PDF); US Letter size (2pps; PDF)
B&W: A4 Paper size (2pps; PDF); US Letter size (2pps; PDF)

Messages to: Mary C. Sullivan rsm (Americas)


Srs Kathleen Glennon, Marcella O Connell, Kathleen Somers and Carmel Bracken, members of The Congregation and of the Mercy Global Action Cosmology & Eco-justice group originally prepared this ritual for the global day against fracking. It has been updated for use for World Water Day. Readers may also find it a useful resource for use on other occasions when using the theme of water for prayer or reflection.

Download the ritual:

Colour: A4 Paper Size (4pps; PDF); US Letter size (4pps; PDF)

B&W: A4 Paper size (4pps; PDF); US Letter size (4pps; PDF)

Messages to: Srs Kathleen, Marcella, Kathleen and Carmel c/- Carmel Bracken rsm


To coincide with World Water Day 2017, Mercy Global Action produced a leaflet on SDG Goal #6, 'Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all'. 

The leaflet can be downloaded here (2pps; PDF).

Messages to: Denise Boyle fmdm - Team Leader Mercy Global Action


While interning at the UN in 2017, Bridget Crisp rsm (Aotearoa New Zealand) produced a 12 week series on the topic of Water.

Access the series here (28 pps, PDF)

Messages to: Bridget Crisp rsm- Mercy Global Action Aotearoa



Works of Mercy 6: To give drink to the thirsty.Obras de la Misericordia 6 Dar de beber al sediento

Presentation based on 'Living water' by Suzanne Toolan rsm (Americas)

Access the prayer in English and in Spanish here



To coincide with World Water Day 2015, Mercy Reaches Mercy launched this timely booklet that looks at the situation of water worldwide.

Download The Human Right To Water: The Free Beverage (A3, PDF)

Messages to: Deirdre Mullan rsm