Week One: Exile in the Biblical Context, Lighting the Candle of Hope

The theme for the Advent Sessions this year is 'Exile: God comforts his people in exile.' During Week one we will explore exile in the biblical context - 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 sessions live on Wednesdays, please register above. Recordings will be uploaded every Thursday. 

Recording Available December 1
MIA Advent Retreat: December 1-4 at MIC, Dublin

MIA Advent Retreat: December 1-4 at MIC, Dublin

Mercy International Association is pleased to announce an in-person Advent Retreat opportunity from Thursday, 1 December through Sunday 4 December 2022.This three-day retreat will provide participants with space to step back from the day-to-day and focus on preparation for Christmas, the birth of new stirrings, and a deeper calling to connection. We will explore the Gospel messages of the Advent season and the journey of the Magi from searching to discovering. Residential: €385 Non-residential: €185.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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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 Friday, 6 January 2023. 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. 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.