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Spaces still available on MIA's Upcoming Retreats & Workshops

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Spaces still available on MIA's Upcoming Retreats & Workshops

Global Action

Spaces still available on MIA's Upcoming Retreats & Workshops

The following programmes still have availability for all who are interested in attending a retreat or workshop at Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland. Programmes are available with accommodation at MIC or for those staying in outside accommodation. Due to popular request, a date for an upcoming virtual retreat is currently being organized. If you would like to express your interest in a virtual retreat, please complete the form here. To register or inquire about any of the programmes listed below, please email programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

APRIL
2 April Storytelling: A Journey of Self Discovery (day) with Marcy Fox
9 April Celebrating Venerable Catherine McAuley (day) with Brenda Dolphin
25 April Personal Development Retreat (week) with Carmen Bracken

MAY
2 May Spiritual Directors Retreat (week) with Maria DiBello
7 May Understanding Your Personality Type Retreat (day) with Brian Dooley
9 May Sustainable Development through a Lens of Mercy: Justice Retreat (week)

JUNE 
20 June Eco-Spirituality & The 8th Work of Mercy (week) with Nellie McLaughlin

AUGUST 
12 August Manuscript Illumination & The Works of Mercy with Genemarie Beegan, rsm (weekend)

26 August Creative Meditation Retreat (weekend)

29 August Silent Centering Prayer (week) with Fionnuala Quinn, op and Suzanne Ryder, rsm

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality
MIA Prayer Intention: Migration from War Prayer from Nouwen Network

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Migration from War

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: Migration from War

Mercy International Association holds in our thoughts and prayers all those affected by the war in Ukraine. We are especially aware of those forced to flee their homes and migrate to new lands because of the pain of war. We are proud to call Ireland our Mercy home, as they quickly lifted immigration restrictions and welcomed Ukrainian refugees with open arms. More than 20,000 Ukrainian people now call Ireland home with tens of thousands set to arrive in the coming weeks. So we ask ourselves, how can we support all governments in opening their arms to migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers? We pray…

God, no one is stranger to you
And no one is ever far from your loving care.

In your kindness watch over migrants, refugees and asylum seekers,
Those separated from their loved ones,
Those who are lost
And those who have been exiled from their homes.

Bring them safely to the place where they long to be,
And help us always to show your kindness to strangers
And those in need.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Who too was a refugee and migrant
Who traveled to another land
Searching for a home. Amen.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

30 March 1956: Foundation to Nairobi from Dublin - M Imelda Collins.

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Welcome Denise Fox!

Mercy International Centre

Welcome Denise Fox!

The Board established a special project to research and propose solutions regarding the future of MIA including a review of the sustainability of current governance and organisational structures. It was agreed that we needed a Sister of Mercy who is already widely recognized as a leader in the wider Mercy world, to lead the project. Denise Fox rsm has agreed to accept the role.  MIA is particularly grateful to Denise and to the New Zealand sisters for supporting her in this. Feedback heard through Mercy Global Presence gatherings, the Generative Conversation, and other forums suggest now is the right time to consider what role MIA is to take in advancing the mission of Mercy as begun by Catherine McAuley.  

MESSAGES TO: Berneice Loch CEO
Lenten Spirituality Sessions

Programmes

Lenten Spirituality Sessions

The Mercy world gathers virtually for spirituality sessions to journey through the Lenten season together. All are welcome to join MIA on each of the seven Wednesdays of Lent at 2pm Dublin Time (find your local time herePlease be mindful of Daylight Savings Time!). Speakers are available here. To register your interest in attending one or more virtual sessions, please complete the Google Form hereThe live sessions are hosted in English and Spanish.

MESSAGES TO: Máire Hearty Heritage and Spirituality Associate

Further Resources

Sustainable Development Retreat: Justice Focus!

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Sustainable Development Retreat: Justice Focus!

Mon, 9 May - Fri, 13 May: This justice focused five-day retreat will explore the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through a lens of Mercy. We will discuss intersectional justice issues, the Mercy justice advocacy model, and what a future of sustainable development looks like. This retreat will be facilitated by Angela Reed, Head of Mercy Global Action at the United Nations. Residential: €550 (Accommodation & all meals provided). Non-residential: €290 (Lunch provided).

To register or express interest please email the H&S Team at programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

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Register for the Personal Development Retreat

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Register for the Personal Development Retreat

Mon, 25 April - Fri, 29 April: This five-day retreat will explore the five areas of personal development: mental, social, spiritual, emotional, and physical to help participants identify their best selves. Participants will learn to find balance in their lives, and explore themes and exercises to cultivate wholeness. We will explore personality types, learn to transform stress, and promote pillars of a peaceful life. Residential costings are €325 including accommodation and all meals. Non-residential (commuter) costings are €225 including lunch. To RSVP please email the H&S Team at programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

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Spiritual Directors Retreat

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Spiritual Directors Retreat

Facilitated by Maria DiBello, rsm, this five-day retreat includes sessions for spiritual directors to explore more deeply what it means to listen for the movement of God in every day life. There will be intentional time for renewal to address the weight carried in spiritual accompaniment and training to explore new possibilities.

Residential: €675 (Accommodation & Meals Provided) Non-Residential: €400 (Lunch Provided).

Date and Time: Monday 2, May - Friday, 6 May

How to register: To RSVP for this event, please email programmes@mercyinternational.ie.

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