Introduction: Presence in Ministry & Community
Elizabeth Davis rsm (Newfoundland)

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In October 2020, we continued the third Segment of Mercy Global Presence in month two, centering our hearts and minds on “presence to Earth.” The wisdoms were richly diverse, varied, and profound. In my Introduction, I focused on four themes: creation, covenant, care for Earth and God’s steadfast love, and Earth’s response. I reflected the special perspective of the Indigenous peoples who, while diverse in their lifestyles, in their cultures and in their spiritualities, all hold in common their interconnectedness with Earth. The theologian, Mary Tinney rsm, noted that “we are present in community, alongside other creatures, with whom we have more in common than what differentiates us, and from that stance we are present in community with the living and loving God, and impelled to act ethically for the whole community.” She added, “It is timely to open our senses and our hearts and be present to Earth in her grandeur and her groaning.” The artist Carmel Bracken rsm gave us a profound poem entitled “A 2020 Vision”...

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Elizabeth Davis rsm is the Congregation Leader of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland.
She is the Mercy Leaders' representive on the Mercy Global Presence Guiding Group.

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