November 03, 2017

Preparing for the first World Day of the Poor (19 November)

On19 November we shall be commemorating the first World Day of the Poor, announced by Pope Francis at the end of his 2015-16 Jubilee Year of Mercy in the document Misericordia et Misera.(MM 21) This is our next 'pivotal moment for global reflection and action' (MIRP Review p 3).

MIA resources for 19 November are:

  • An invitation to join in 9 Days of Prayer (from Remembrance Day to World Day of the Poor)
  • A reflection by Mary C Sullivan rsm (Americas)

Pope Francis’ message for the first World Day of the Poor has been given the title 'Let us love, not with words but with deeds'. Sr Mary's reflection presents us with the challenge: 'What are my tangible, daily encounters with the poor?'

These resources in English and Spanish will be available in Mercy eNews next week, 8 November, Issue #748 and on our website

Messages to: Anne Walsh - Communications Director MIRP

Image: © 2016 Mercy International Association

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