For many years, Sisters, Associates, Communities, Ministries, Congregations, and Institutes, as well as members of the global Mercy network, have sent in their Christmas Greetings for posting on our website. These are widely read and greatly appreciated. In 2022, we carry this tradition forward and kindly request that all those in our Mercy circle share your Christmas greetings.
To share your greeting, please use the comment feature below or email the following address with your comments and images. Comments sent via email will be posted on this page by MIA staff.
Greetings this Christmas-tide from all at Mercy International Centre. The sounds of war in Ukraine and elsewhere, and the suffering of those dealing with natural disasters can leave us feeling hopeless and helpless. In it all, may the special message of God’s presence with us, even when unrecognised, fill us anew with hope and inner peace.
May we recognize God-in-us
And give generous expression
To this wonderful gift we all share.
(M Morwood ‘Praying the New Story’)
Christmas Blessings from the Chairman of MIA's Board: Over the past year the Sisters of Mercy have continued to experience growth in the number of lay women and men involved in our mission and our ministries around the world. With this engagement by so many, we are planning to ensure new, vital, and creative ways for the Mercy charism and the spirit of Catherine and the Sisters of Mercy to be present long into the future. As we engage in the holiday season, we wish everyone a Christmas filled with the wonder of Christ’s presence among us, the warmth of the holiday spirit, and the love of family and friends. Christmas blessings to all of the Mercy family.
The Sisters of Mercy, Brisbane Congregation:
This Christmas –
may we each do our part
to be the love, kindness and peace
that is deeply needed in our world
for our communities
for our families
for our hearts
Christmas Blessings in Mercy as you joyfully welcome Jesus into the crib and into the heart. -Pope Francis, 2014
Artwork by Hope O'Chin-Neill, a Gabi Gabi Aboriginal woman.