Mercy to Earth programme
Mon 14 Sep - Fri 18 Sep
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)
Read about the 2019 programme
Mercy to Earth: A Full and Varied Programme Witnesses to the Sacredness of all Creation
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-Denton, Nellie 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.