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MIA’s Virtual Women’s Christmas Retreat, January 2022

Programmes

MIA’s Virtual Women’s Christmas Retreat, January 2022

Programmes

MIA’s Virtual Women’s Christmas Retreat, January 2022

Mercy International Association is pleased to announce a virtual celebration of Women's Christmas which will take place on Zoom on Thursday, 6 January 2022. Women’s Christmas is an Irish tradition to mark the Feast of the Epiphany. The retreat will uncover stories of the women who made a great impact on the birth of Christ, and explore the journey of the Magi. MIA would like to invite all within our Mercy community to gather virtually to pray, reflect, and celebrate together the gifts and challenges of this past year.

Featured Speaker: Julia Morisi is a Coordinator at the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life at Salve Regina University. She also works at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport, RI (USA). She holds a Master’s degree in Theological Studies and a certificate in Religion and Conflict Transformation from Boston University. Julia is a recent member of the Mercy Global Action Emerging Leaders Fellowship (MELF) and an alumna of Mercy Volunteer Corps. As a member of MELF fellowship, she completed a project on women’s religious leadership. Julia is currently an active member of the Mercy Global Action Migration Task Force.

Date and Time: Thursday, 6 January, 2022, 12pm-2.30pm Irish Time

Location: Zoom

Register: To RSVP, please email programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

MESSAGES TO: Siobhán Golden Programmes Coordinator
MIA Prayer Intention: Advent

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Advent

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Advent

This Sunday, we enter into the Advent season carrying with us both the blessings and burdens of this year in hopeful anticipation of new birth. We celebrate a new birth, a new life, and a new light from which we can move forward. In this spirit, we light our first candle on the Advent wreath and we pray in hope, Jan Richardson’s About the Light

“As of yet I cannot say which I love best about the light: that it gathers itself even in what goes hidden, no stranger to the seed, the stone, the labyrinth of night, or that it is wildly generous in where it lands, glad the same to touch the face of the one in laughter, the one in tears, the one in trouble, in fear, in pain. But it may yet be that this is what woos me most about the light: that it knows what to do with distance, how it arcs across the space between a heart and a heart, illuminating that ache through which the farthest of stars might be seen.”


Together, the Mercy world will gather virtually for a night of spirituality to enter the season of anticipation. All are welcome to join MIA on each of the four Sundays of Advent at 9pm Dublin Time (find your local time here) beginning November 28th. To register your interest in attending one or more sessions, please complete the Google Form here.

MESSAGES TO: Máire Hearty Heritage and Spirituality Associate

Mercy Matters

On This Day

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On This Day

1882: Foundation to Tumut from Goulburn - M Bernard Greenan.

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Thank You from MIA!

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Thank You from MIA!

Mercy International Association would like to extend a very warm thank you to all those who donated laptops for the Baggot Street women’s computer classes. We are extremely grateful for the Mercy community’s enthusiastic generosity in helping women in our community!

MESSAGES TO: Siobhán Golden Programmes Coordinator
Feast of Christ the King, Year B

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Feast of Christ the King, Year B

“The liturgical year always ends with the celebration of the Feast of Christ the King. The gospel reading for Year B is from John's gospel where the notion of God's kingdom or reign or empire features only twice in contrast with its frequent appearance in the other gospels, especially Matthew...”

Further Resources

Mercy Global Presence Report Available Online

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Mercy Global Presence Report Available Online

We are pleased to announce that the Report on Mercy Global Presence ‘Weaving a New Fabric of Mercy Through Global Contemplation and Ecological Conversion’ is now available in English and Spanish for download through Mercy eNews and from the Mercy Global Presence section of our website.

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World Toilet Day - 19 November 2021

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World Toilet Day - 19 November 2021

While it may seem odd to commemorate a piece of sanitary hardware, World Toilet Day acknowledges one of the largest inequalities in our world: access to clean and safe sanitation. As of today, 3.6 billion people are living without access to toilets, meaning that nearly half of the world’s population doesn’t have safe and sanitary ways to dispose of and treat human waste, either on or off-site.

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

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New Meditation Resource from CHAUSA

Catholic Health Association of the United States offers Meditative Reflections. Listen to Hope in Despair for 1 minute 45 seconds to recenter yourself.

Listen to the Meditation
More than 60 Catholic organizations sign Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement

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More than 60 Catholic organizations sign Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement

More than 60 Catholic organizations, including Mercy International Association - Global Action, have signed the Statement on COP26 Draft Agreement by Laudato Si' Movement. Read the full statement by clicking the button below.

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Members of Mercy International

Members of Mercy International Association share the passion of their foundress, Catherine McAuley, to bring mercy to people who are poor, sick and uneducated.

Mercy eNews

The online newsletter of Mercy International Association is published weekly, 48 weeks each year and distributed to subscribers via email.

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