Foundation Day Prayer Service 2016 Available for Download
Editor: At the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy we gathered in our holy places and prayed for the energy and the courage to 'take up the joyful call to mercy'.
Aspects of our Jubilee Year of Mercy. © 2016 MIA. This image is available to any Mercy group who would like to use it. Please contact the Editor
Since then we have been presented with many opportunities 'to show and live the way of mercy' for our sisters, brothers and the planet. Some of the shared invitations and challenges for thought, prayer and action, reminders of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all of life, are pictured here.
Foundation Day was chosen by MIA for the formal end of our Year of Mercy activities, including the Mercy International Reflection Process, because of its connotations for us all of the new: new beginnings, new opportunities, new pathways, new outcomes.
We are invited on or around 12 December to use this shared prayer, conscious that while 'the jubilee year ends, the work of mercy goes on'.
Reports of your end of Jubilee Year celebrations for publishing on our website are most welcome and encouraged!
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