Sabbatical Retreat Experience at MIC: October 2022

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Employment Opportunity: Programme Coordinator

Mercy International Centre

Employment Opportunity: Programme Coordinator

Mercy International Centre

Employment Opportunity: Programme Coordinator

Mercy International Centre is hiring a Programme Coordinator to join the Heritage and Spirituality team at Baggot Street! This position is full-time, office-based in Dublin, Ireland. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Description: This position will help coordinate year-round programming including retreats, workshops, and speaker sessions. The Programme Coordinator will assist in communicating with participants, reaching out to potential speakers, facilitating programmes, and coordinating programme materials. The Programme Coordinator will work within the Heritage and Spirituality team to plan the programme calendar and create new, innovative programmes to engage both the Mercy and local Dublin communities. The Heritage and Spirituality team is responsible for both in-person programmes at the Centre in Dublin, Ireland as well as virtual programmes for our global Mercy community. Full position description here.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality
MIA Prayer Intention: To Slow Down

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: To Slow Down

Prayer

MIA Prayer Intention: To Slow Down

Mercy International Association holds in prayer this week all those who need to slow down. We recognize that each of us is made in the image and likeness of God and so we are enough. The great teacher Thich Nhat Hanh writes “There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be. Just being in the moment in this place is the deepest practice of meditation. Most people cannot believe that just walking as if you have nowhere to go is enough.”

And so in the stillness we pray…

God tells us that we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). He reminds each of us that we are “made in His image” (Genesis 1:27) and that He knows the number of “hairs of our head” (Matthew 10:29-31). He is “the potter” who molds us so flawlessly (Isaiah 64:8) and so we know how “miraculously made” we truly are (Pslam 139:13-14). May each of us be reminded that we are enough simply as we are, we are enough. Today, we will ‘just be’. May we be reminded that just as we are enough, so are each of our brothers and sisters. We are all enough. Amen.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal Head of Heritage and Spirituality

Mercy Matters

On This Day

Fact

On This Day

26 April 1847: First profession in New York - M Vincent Haire (Foundress, Brooklyn 1855).

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International Mother Earth Day

Mercy Global Action

International Mother Earth Day

While International Mother Earth Day is a day of celebration, we are also called to grieve the current ecological crisis as it affects the social, cultural, and economic circumstances of our brothers and sisters around the world. One of MIA’s thematic areas – degradation of Earth – allows us to reflect on the interlinkages between people and nature. We understand that climate change is a cross-cutting phenomenon that affects women and girls, migration patterns, indigenous peoples, and our water resources, all of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MESSAGES TO: Leah Shiffman MGA Intern
New Items Added to MIA's Online Shop!

Programmes

New Items Added to MIA's Online Shop!

Our new online gift shop now has several new items! Poster illustrations of Catherine McAuley, Eco-gifts including beeswrap made in Cork, Ireland, and notebooks hand pressed in Dublin are among the new additions to the shop. Shipping is available internationally. A special 10% discount code is available for enews readers by clicking the shop link here or writing “MERCYENEWS” in the discount code area at checkout.

MESSAGES TO: Elizabeth MacNeal MIA Shop

Further Resources

SPACE AVAILABLE: Spiritual Directors Retreat

Worth Knowing

SPACE AVAILABLE: 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. Space is still available!

Residential: €475 (Accommodation & Meals Provided) Non-Residential: €300 (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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Eco-spirituality & the 8th Work of Mercy: Nellie McLaughlin, rsm

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Eco-spirituality & the 8th Work of Mercy: Nellie McLaughlin, rsm

Mon, 20 June - Fri, 24 June: This five-day retreat will provide spiritual context to ecological sustainability and deepen your connection to creation. The transformative relationship of humans and earth will be explored while also providing time for reflection and time in nature. Additionally, participants will examine the 8th work of Mercy and our call to corporal and spiritual action. Residential: €575 (Accommodation & all meals provided). Non-residential: €375 (Lunch provided).

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

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Creative Meditation Guided Retreat

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Creative Meditation Guided Retreat

Fri, 26 August - Sun, 28 August: Enjoy a weekend introduction to meditation through art. Participants will learn about art as a spiritual practice, explore prompts in a creative setting, and be encouraged to draw closer to their inner child. All skill levels are invited! Art materials will be provided. Residential: €300 (Accommodation & all meals provided). Non-residential: €120 (Lunch provided).

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

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