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 2 Focus: Mercy

In the coming four months (through four themes in March – June 2020), the second segment of our journey into Mercy Global Presence will deepen our love and passion for mercy. We will delight in the rich and varied expressions of mercy through all the major faith traditions (March). We will lament the desperate need for mercy in the tragic degradation of Earth (April). We will see mercy threaded through the torn lives of persons displaced as individuals, as communities and as peoples (May). We will rejoice in the wondrous continued and new ways in which mercy is visible in our time (June). As Mary Wickham rsm prays in her Litany of Mercy, we will celebrate the colour, the shape, the mystery and the arenas of mercy.

Timeline & Themes March- June 2020

Segment 2 Focus: Mercy
Resources for each of the themes will be available on the following dates:
1: 25 March. Theme: 'Faith Traditions & Mercy'
2: 29 April . Theme: 'Degradation of Earth'
3: 27 May. Theme: 'Displacement of Persons'
4: 24 June. Theme: 'New Foundations in Mercy'

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Segment 1: Global

Segment 1: Global

September 2019 - December 2019
1 of 2

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 2: Mercy

Segment 2: Mercy

March 2020 - June 2020
2 of 2

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

Degradation of Earth

Degradation of Earth

Apr 2020

Displacement of Persons

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
1 of 2

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 2: Mercy

Segment 2: Mercy

March 2020 - June 2020
2 of 2

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

Degradation of Earth

Degradation of Earth

Apr 2020

Displacement of Persons

Displacement of Persons

May 2020

New Foundations in Mercy

New Foundations in Mercy

Jun 2020

MGP Coordinators and Guiding Group Members Championing the Process

Sandra Lupi rsm
Sandra Lupi rsm

Brisbane Congregation

Email Sandra
Patricia McMahon rsm
Patricia McMahon rsm

GB Union

Email Patricia
Josephine Davies rsm
Josephine Davies rsm

GB Institute

Email Josephine
Carmel McDonough rsm
Carmel McDonough rsm

North Sydney Congregation

Email Carmel
Elizabeth Davis rsm
Elizabeth Davis rsm

Guiding Group

Email Elizabeth
Berneice Loch rsm
Berneice Loch rsm

Guiding Group

Email Berneice
Mary Reynolds rsm
Mary Reynolds rsm

Guiding Group

Email Mary
Anne Walsh
Anne Walsh

Guiding Group

Email Anne
Adele Howard rsm
Adele Howard rsm

ISMAPNG

Email Adele
Marian Ladrera rsm
Marian Ladrera rsm

RSM Phillipines

Email Marian
Sheila Curran rsm
Sheila Curran rsm

The Congregation

Email Sheila
Marianne Comfort
Marianne Comfort

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Email Marianne
Diane Smyth rsm
Diane Smyth rsm

Newfoundland Congregation

Email Diane
Jeanette Mathers
Jeanette Mathers

Sisters of Mercy New Zealand

Email Jeanette
Judith Moroney rsm
Judith Moroney rsm

Sisters of Mercy New Zealand

Email Judith
Elizabeth Marrie rsm
Elizabeth Marrie rsm

Newfoundland Congregation

Email Elizabeth
Valda Dickinson rsm
Valda Dickinson rsm

Parramatta Congregation

Email Valda

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.