Pilgrimage of Young Mercy Leaders (college students & young adults) 2016
Registration is now open for the next Pilgrimage of Young Mercy Leaders, which will be held from Tuesday, 9 August to Friday 12 August, 2016.
Students and young adults from Mercy colleges, universities and young adult ministries will travel to Mercy International Association in Dublin, Ireland. These Mercy pilgrims will undertake their journey in the light of the story of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. Participants will emerge with a deeper appreciation of our Mercy tradition – past, present and future.
• Past: As they explore Mercy International Centre, pilgrims will hear the story of Catherine McAuley anew in the House she founded. They will learn about her spirituality and grow in understanding of the rich heritage of the Sisters of Mercy.
• Present: Pilgrims will gain a profound sense of the Mercy spirit alive today. They will be challenged by engaging speakers and will encounter the Mercy charism in the diversity of their fellow delegates.
• Future: As they reflect on their experiences in Dublin, pilgrims will come to know themselves as Mercy leaders. They will return home emboldened to strive for justice and Mercy, with the courage that Catherine demonstrated.
Pilgrims will spend time in Catherine’s original foundation house: praying in the chapel she built, walking across the floorboards of the room where she died, and exploring the heritage treasures housed at Mercy International Centre. There will be keynote addresses on Mercy leadership and a global perspective on mercy mission, a variety of workshops and discussions, rituals, socials and a talent show.
Materials can be downloaded here:
Group Registrations must be received by Mercy International Association (either electronically or by postal mail) by Saint Patrick’s Day, Thursday, 17 March 2016
Individuals who are coming on their own and not with a university delegation can register up to Thursday, 30 June 2016
Registration materials can be returned electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or through postal mail to:
Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm,
Mercy International Association,
64a Lower Baggot Street,
Dublin 2, Ireland