Week Four: Mary Mother of God

The theme for week four is Lighting the Candle of Joy: Mary Mother of Jesus. This week we celebrate gathering as a global community and the final Sunday of preparation before Christmas. View the recording with resources, conversation, and reflections to enter the season of Advent. To join the spirituality nights live on Sundays, please register above. Recordings will be uploaded every Tuesday. 

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Week Three: Catherine as Prophet (Foundation Day)

The theme for week three is Lighting the Candle of Love: Catherine McAuley as Prophet. This week we celebrate the 190th anniversary of the Foundation of the Order of the Sisters of Mercy! View the recording with resources, conversation, and reflections to enter the season of Advent. To join the spirituality nights live on Sundays, please register above. Recordings will be uploaded every Tuesday. 

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Week Two: The Prophets: Lighting the Candle of Justice and Peace

The theme for week two is The Prophets: Lighting the Candle of Justice and Peace. View the recording with resources, conversation, and reflections to enter the season of Advent. To join the spirituality nights live on Sundays, please register above. Recordings will be uploaded every Tuesday. 

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Week One: God's People Lighting the Candle of Hope

The theme for week one is God's People Lighting the Candle of Hope. View the recording with resources, conversation, and reflections to enter the season of Advent. To join the spirituality nights live on Sundays, please register above. Recordings will be uploaded every Tuesday. 

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MIA Virtual Women's Christmas Retreat: January 6

MIA Virtual Women's Christmas Retreat: January 6

Mercy International Association is pleased to announce a virtual celebration of Women's Christmas which will take place on Zoom on Thursday, 6 January 2022. Women’s Christmas is an Irish tradition to mark the Feast of the Epiphany. The retreat will uncover stories of the women who made a great impact on the birth of Christ, and explore the journey of the Magi. MIA would like to invite all within our Mercy community to gather virtually to pray, reflect, and celebrate together the gifts and challenges of this past year. Email programmes@mercyinternational.ie to register. 

Mercy Cosmic Advent Wreath Resouces

Mercy Cosmic Advent Wreath Resouces

The Cosmic Advent Wreath is rooted in “deep incarnation” – week one: God’s incarnation in the creation of the cosmos; week two: God’s incarnation in the creation of the solar system; week three: God’s incarnation in the person of Jesus the Christ; and week four: God’s incarnation in each being (human and other-than-human). Instructions are available here.

Reflection: You may wish to reflect personally or with one or two companions. You decide how long your time of contemplation will be.

Sacred Space: You are encouraged to shape your holy space – maybe choose a woven cloth, candle, plant, seashell, treasured image . . . You may want to play soft music or simply enjoy the silence.

Journal Pages: The journal pages will help gather your reflections. Download the version that best suits your needs. The single and two page versions carry exactly the same information. Only the font (print) sizes are different.

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