2023 Lent Spirituality Reflections

You are invited to journey through the Lenten season with MIA through spirituality, prayer, and reflection. There will be a recorded video prayer session each Wednesday as well as audio and written Lenten reflections each Monday and Friday. Each video session will be hosted by a different member of our global Mercy world, and each written reflection will be prepared by the Mercy Emerging Leaders Fellows. The theme of our prayer and reflection this Lent is 'Journey'. 

To register your interest in attending one or more sessions, please complete the Google Form here.

2023 Lent Spirituality Reflections

Following Where Your Heart is Leading You

The presenter for this reflection is Jemima Welsh. Jemima is a Mercy Emerging Leader Fellow from cohort one and is the Women's Leadership Development Associate from Mercy Global Action. Her presentation challenges us to forge new paths to find fulfilment and peace.

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Mercy International Lenten Spirituality Reflection Series

Mercy International Lenten Spirituality Reflection Series

1. Wednesday, 22 February: Máire Hearty, rsm presents Awake My Soul for the Journey Ahead

2. Friday, 24 February: Julia Morisi, Mercy Fellowship Cohort 1, presents Journeying through the Desert: Spending Compassionate Time with Yourself

3. Monday, 27 February: Magdalene Masau rsm, Mercy Fellowship Cohort 2, presents The Destination is Where We Begin Again.

4. Wednesday, 1 March: Margaret Daly rsm, Sister of Mercy from Ireland, presents Packing Well for Your Journey Ahead

5. Friday, 3 March: Michelle Gorman rsm, Sister of Mercy from the United States, presents The Joy of Interior Travel

6. Monday, 6 March: Paula Anamani rsm, Sister of Mercy from Aotearoa New Zealand, presents Following Where Your Heart is Leading You

7. Wednesday, 8 March: Elizabeth Donahue, presents Exploring the Spiritual Journey of Women to Celebrate International Women's Day

8. Friday, 10 March: Brenda Peddigrew rsm presents a call to deepen your connection to your soul through poetry

9. Monday, 13 March: Stellah Mathe, Mercy Fellowship Cohort two, presents a renewed journey to examine our values and our actions

10. Wednesday, 15 March: Anne McGovern rsm presents searching for God's presence

11. Friday, 17 March: Mercy International Association Staff presents St. Patrick's Day Prayer

12. Monday, 20 March: Gaby Kinsman, Mercy Fellowship Cohort 2, presents a journey to open our hearts

13. Wednesday, 22 March: Sean Gillespie presents a reflection on our personal journey

14. Friday, 24 March: Jemima Welsh presents forging new paths to find fulfilment and peace

15. Monday, 27 March: Angela Reed rsm presents the Power of Prayer in War and Peace

16. Wednesday, 29 March: Colleen O'Toole rsm presents your spiritual journey

17. Friday, 31 March: Carmen Rosa Callomamani presents a meditation on migration and trafficking in humans

18. Monday, 3 April: Michelle Gorman rsm presents Jesus' Journey through Transfiguration

19. Wednesday, 5 April: Patricia O'Donovan rsm Holy Week, A Journey of Mercy in Love

20. Friday, 7 April: Colleen Swain presents Seeking Stillness in Your Journey

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

The Ash Wednesday Prayer Service was prepared by Mercy International’s Heritage and Spirituality Team. We encourage any and all to utilize this prayer service with your community, schools/students, work colleagues, friends, and families. We hope this prayer service helps you enter the Lenten season intentionally.

Materials Needed: Participants need a candle and lighter/matches. Groups may want to prepare a central prayer space to add their candles to.

Preparing a Prayer Space: Prayer spaces may include fabrics or table cloths, Mercy crosses, candles, items from nature like flowers or seashells, and items significant to your community like a school emblem or community covenant.

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