Mercy to Earth programme

Mon 14 Sep - Fri 18 Sep 2020

Maximum places: 30

This programme will give participants an opportunity to gather together and reflect deeply on their understanding of Mercy to Earth. A variety of presenters from around the Mercy world will be invited to share their wisdom in this area.

Cost: €650 (Residential) - €450 (Non-Residential)

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Read about the 2019 programme

Mercy to Earth: A Full and Varied Programme Witnesses to the Sacredness of all Creation

Anna Nicholls rsm (far left) introducing Margaret Daly - Denton (Far right)

Editor: September this year could be labelled ‘climate emergency action month’ given the number of global events addressing this issue, so what better timing could there be for the Mercy to Earth programme at Baggot Street? Held from 9-13 September, the participants from Aotearoa New Zealand, Samoa and Ireland heard from presenters in person (Margaret Daly-DentonNellie McLaughlin rsm, Carmel Bracken rsm, Mary Reynolds rsm, Anna Nicholls rsm, Anne Walsh) and online (Chris Hill, Marianne Comfort, Angela Reed rsm). It was a full and varied programme with morning prayer and two or three speakers presenting each day. Other highlights included Eucharist, a film followed by discussion and a visit to Glendalough, the monastic site founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century. Situated in a glaciated valley with two lakes, this picturesque natural location was a perfect destination in the Season of Creation.

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Read about the 2018 programme

First 'Mercy to Earth' Programme Experienced as A Great Success

Participants gathered in the International Room for the initial sharing of one's own background, experiences, concerns and interests on day one.

Editor: The first highly-successful 'Mercy to Earth' programme was held at Baggot Street last week (3-7 September), facilitated by Brenda Dolphin rsm. Participants from Ireland, Newfoundland, Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK heard presentations from speakers in person (Denise Boyle fmdm (MIA-MGA), Margaret Twomey rsm, Carmel Bracken rsm (The Congregation, Anna Nicholls rsm (MIA), Anne Walsh (MIA) and online: Veronica Lawson rsm (ISMAPNG), Senolita Vakata rsm (Aotearoa New Zealand), Chris Hill (ISMAPNG), Mavic Paderanga rsm (Philippines), Marianne Comfort (Americas), Carmen Rosa Callo Mamani rsm (Americas), Angela Reed rsm (MIA-MGA).

The use of the life-size video conferencing technology to bring in presenters, enabled those at Baggot Street to enjoy a truly global experience, hearing first-hand of the challenges being faced in many parts of the Mercy world in dealing with issues such as climate change, pollution, typhoons and extractive industries, and the diversity of possible responses: including participation in the Catholic Climate Declaration, Finding our Rhythm of Compassion and Advocacy work as an expression of Mercy ecojustice work...

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