Mercy Global Presence

What is Mercy Global Presence?

Mercy Global Presence is an organic entity and a countercultural sign in a globalised world which has made more extreme the displacement of persons and degradation of Earth. Mercy Global Presence links congregations/institutes, individual Sisters of Mercy and Associates, partners in Mercy, and Mercy International Association in creative and energising ways.

Mercy Global Presence

An invitation to Sisters of Mercy, all members of the Mercy Family and all who seek to be channels of God's mercy in our world in this time, to help create this reality

Segment 3: Presence

Segment 3: Presence

September 2020-December 2020
1 of 3

Having now explored the context for Mercy Global Presence as “global” and its spirit as “mercy,” in this third segment, we centre our attention to presence – presence to, with and of God; presence of and to Earth; presence in ministry and in community; and presence to oneself and others. Once again, myriad voices will call us into new thinking and new dreaming and new hope. They will dare us to open our spirits and our hearts to the promise of moving outside our comfort zones to the fringes where the newness will be found. Let us dare to become boundary walkers with some amazing companions in mercy!

Themes

Presence of/with/to God

Presence of/with/to God

Sep 2020

Presence to Earth

Presence to Earth

Oct 2020

Presence in Ministry & Community

Presence in Ministry & Community

Nov 2020

Presence to Self & Others

Presence to Self & Others

Dec 2020

Segment 2: Mercy

Segment 2: Mercy

March 2020 - June 2020
2 of 3

Having explored the context for Mercy Global Presence as “global,” the second segment of this energizing journey focuses on “mercy” – God’s mercy, Earth’s mercy and our mercy. Seen through many diverse lenses, mercy will come alive: the richness of mercy in all major faith traditions, the passionate plea for mercy in the degradation of Earth, the desperate need for mercy in the displacement of persons, and the wondrous ways of mercy visible in our time.

Themes

Faith Traditions and Mercy

Faith Traditions and Mercy

Mar 2020

Mercy and Degradation of Earth

Mercy and Degradation of Earth

Apr 2020

Mercy and Displacement of Persons

Mercy and Displacement of Persons

May 2020

New Foundations in Mercy

New Foundations in Mercy

Jun 2020

Segment 1: Global

Segment 1: Global

September 2019 - December 2019
3 of 3

The initial exploration of Mercy Global Presence centres on “Global,” the context in which all mercying happens. Through the wisdom of many voices, new meanings of “global” will unfold over four months: cosmology as the communion of all God’s creation, integral ecology as relationships among all Earth ecosystems, people and today’s deep social change, and the living God incarnate in Cosmos and in the person of Jesus the Christ.

Themes

1. Cosmos/Cosmology

1. Cosmos/Cosmology

Sep 2019

2. Earth and Integral Ecology

2. Earth and Integral Ecology

Oct 2019

3. People and Deep 
Social Change

3. People and Deep Social Change

Nov 2019

4. Incarnate God in Cosmos 
and in Person of Jesus

4. Incarnate God in Cosmos and in Person of Jesus

Dec 2019

Segment 3: Presence

Segment 3: Presence

September 2020-December 2020
1 of 3

Having now explored the context for Mercy Global Presence as “global” and its spirit as “mercy,” in this third segment, we centre our attention to presence – presence to, with and of God; presence of and to Earth; presence in ministry and in community; and presence to oneself and others. Once again, myriad voices will call us into new thinking and new dreaming and new hope. They will dare us to open our spirits and our hearts to the promise of moving outside our comfort zones to the fringes where the newness will be found. Let us dare to become boundary walkers with some amazing companions in mercy!

Themes

Presence of/with/to God

Presence of/with/to God

Sep 2020

Presence to Earth

Presence to Earth

Oct 2020

Presence in Ministry & Community

Presence in Ministry & Community

Nov 2020

Presence to Self & Others

Presence to Self & Others

Dec 2020

Segment 2: Mercy

Segment 2: Mercy

March 2020 - June 2020
2 of 3

Having explored the context for Mercy Global Presence as “global,” the second segment of this energizing journey focuses on “mercy” – God’s mercy, Earth’s mercy and our mercy. Seen through many diverse lenses, mercy will come alive: the richness of mercy in all major faith traditions, the passionate plea for mercy in the degradation of Earth, the desperate need for mercy in the displacement of persons, and the wondrous ways of mercy visible in our time.

Themes

Faith Traditions and Mercy

Faith Traditions and Mercy

Mar 2020

Mercy and Degradation of Earth

Mercy and Degradation of Earth

Apr 2020

Mercy and Displacement of Persons

Mercy and Displacement of Persons

May 2020

New Foundations in Mercy

New Foundations in Mercy

Jun 2020

Segment 1: Global

Segment 1: Global

September 2019 - December 2019
3 of 3

The initial exploration of Mercy Global Presence centres on “Global,” the context in which all mercying happens. Through the wisdom of many voices, new meanings of “global” will unfold over four months: cosmology as the communion of all God’s creation, integral ecology as relationships among all Earth ecosystems, people and today’s deep social change, and the living God incarnate in Cosmos and in the person of Jesus the Christ.

Themes

1. Cosmos/Cosmology

1. Cosmos/Cosmology

Sep 2019

2. Earth and Integral Ecology

2. Earth and Integral Ecology

Oct 2019

3. People and Deep 
Social Change

3. People and Deep Social Change

Nov 2019

4. Incarnate God in Cosmos 
and in Person of Jesus

4. Incarnate God in Cosmos and in Person of Jesus

Dec 2019

Segment 3 Focus: Presence

In a time of social distancing, mask wearing and social isolation, we begin our exploration of “presence” in segment three of Mercy Global Presence. For the next four months (September 2020 to December 2020), we will focus more intentionally on presence in a time when we are warned that physical presence can spread a virus that is challenging our health, our economy, our livelihoods, our safety, and our well-being. We begin by deepening our emerging understandings of the presence of God in the cosmos, on Earth and in our hearts (September). In the wisdom of integral ecology, we explore the meaning of presence of Earth and to Earth for humans and all Earth creatures (October). With a growing appreciation of the changing face of the global mercy family, we reflect on presence in ministry and in community during a pandemic time (November). In our final month in this segment (December) when we are especially sensitive to incarnation, we attend to presence to oneself and others. Threaded through all reflections will be a sense of borders or boundaries or fringes as places with the promise of connection, new relationships and new growth. In the words from Gaudete et Exsultate (#135): “Unafraid of the fringes, Jesus himself became a fringe (cf. Phil 2:6-8; Jn 1:14). So, if we dare to go to the fringes, we will find him there.”

Timeline & Themes: Segment 3
September - December 2020

Segment 3 Focus: Presence
Resources for each of the themes will be available on the following dates:
1: 30 September. Theme: 'Presence of/with/to God'
2: 28 October. Theme: 'Presence to Earth'
1-3 December. Gatherings: Creating a Living Cosmic Advent Wreath
3: 2 December. Theme: 'Presence in Ministry & Community'
4: 16 December. Theme: 'Presence to Self & Others'

Find Out More

MGP Coordinators and Guiding Group Members Championing the Process

Elizabeth Marrie rsm
Elizabeth Marrie rsm

Newfoundland Congregation

Email Elizabeth
Patricia McMahon rsm
Patricia McMahon rsm

GB Union

Email Patricia
Sandra Lupi rsm
Sandra Lupi rsm

Brisbane Congregation

Email Sandra
Adele Howard rsm
Adele Howard rsm

ISMAPNG

Email Adele
Berneice Loch rsm
Berneice Loch rsm

Guiding Group

Email Berneice
Anne Walsh
Anne Walsh

Guiding Group

Email Anne
Elizabeth Davis rsm
Elizabeth Davis rsm

Guiding Group

Email Elizabeth
Diane Smyth rsm
Diane Smyth rsm

Newfoundland Congregation

Email Diane
Marian Ladrera rsm
Marian Ladrera rsm

RSM Phillipines

Email Marian
Josephine Davies rsm
Josephine Davies rsm

GB Institute

Email Josephine
Judith Moroney rsm
Judith Moroney rsm

Sisters of Mercy New Zealand

Email Judith
Paula Anamani rsm
Paula Anamani rsm

Sisters of Mercy New Zealand

Email Paula
Carmel McDonough rsm
Carmel McDonough rsm

North Sydney Congregation

Email Carmel
Sheila Curran rsm
Sheila Curran rsm

The Congregation

Email Sheila
Marianne Comfort
Marianne Comfort

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Email Marianne
Valda Dickinson rsm
Valda Dickinson rsm

Parramatta Congregation

Email Valda
Mary Reynolds rsm
Mary Reynolds rsm

Guiding Group

Email Mary

The Future Beckoning

‘Now is the time to take the next steps on this mercy-filled, joy-filled journey in Mercy.’

MGP Overview

A sixteen month exploration over two years of Mercy Global Presence unfolding. <br>
Four Segments of four months each: Global-Mercy-Presence-Integrated, each month with a related theme.
A sixteen month exploration over two years of Mercy Global Presence unfolding.
Four Segments of four months each: Global-Mercy-Presence-Integrated, each month with a related theme.
Moving to shape the new words, new language, new spirituality and new theology to describe or even recognise Mercy Global Presence in our midst
Moving to shape the new words, new language, new spirituality and new theology to describe or even recognise Mercy Global Presence in our midst
The New MIA Vision is centred on Mercy Global Presence.<br>

Embrace the new Vision.
The New MIA Vision is centred on Mercy Global Presence.
Embrace the new Vision.
The engagement takes many forms: designated responders, comments or blogs, gathering in small groups for reflection, and informal reporting of gatherings & learnings to Mercy International Association.
The engagement takes many forms: designated responders, comments or blogs, gathering in small groups for reflection, and informal reporting of gatherings & learnings to Mercy International Association.