2022 Lent Spirituality Sessions

The Mercy world will gather virtually for spirituality sessions to journey through the Lenten season together. All are welcome to join MIA on each of the seven Wednesdays of Lent at 2pm Dublin Time (find your local time here; Please be mindful of Daylight Savings Time!) beginning Ash Wednesday, March 2nd. To register your interest in attending one or more sessions, please complete the Google Form here.

  • Wed 2nd March: Máire Hearty, rsm (MIA H&S team; Sister of Mercy, Ireland)
  • Wed 9th March: Elizabeth MacNeal (MIA Head of H&S team; Mercy Associate; MELF)
  • Wed 16th March: Carmen Rosa Callomamani (Sister of Mercy, Peru; MELF)
  • Wed 23rd March: Julia Morisi (MELF; Coordinator at the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life at Salve Regina University, USA)
  • Wed 30th March: Angela Reed (Head of MGA; Sister of Mercy, Australia)
  • Wed 6th April: Michelle Gorman (Sister of Mercy, USA; MELF)
  • Wed 13th April: Berneice Loch (CEO of MIA; Sister of Mercy, Australia)
2022 Lent Spirituality Sessions

Week Six: Praying with the Mystics

The presenter for week six is Michelle Gorman, rsm. The theme for this week was praying with the Mystics. Michelle presents with a focus on centering ourselves during the Lenten season. To join the spirituality sessions live on Wednesdays, please register above.  

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Week Five: Critical Justice Concerns

The presenter for week five is Angela Reed, rsm, Head of Mercy Global Action. The theme for this week was justice with a focus on the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas including women, earth, immigration, non-violence, and racism. Angela presents with a lens on the war in Ukraine. To join the spirituality sessions live on Wednesdays, please register above.  

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Week Four: Spending Compassionate Time with Yourself

The presenter for week four is Julia Morisi, Mercy Emerging Leaders Fellow. The theme for this week was a walk in the desert with a focus on spending compassionate time with ourselves. To join the spirituality sessions live on Wednesdays, please register above.  

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Week Three: Meditation on Migration

The presenter for week three is Carmen Rosa Callomamani, Sister of Mercy (Peru) and Mercy Emerging Leaders Fellow. The theme for this week is migration through meditation with a special focus on the crisis in Ukraine. To join the spirituality sessions live on Wednesdays, please register above.  

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Week Two: International Women's Day, Celebrating Christian Women

The presenter for week two is Elizabeth MacNeal, Head of Heritage and Spirituality at Baggot Street. The theme for this week is celebrating Christian Women in honour of International Women's Day. To join the spirituality sessions live on Wednesdays, please register above.  

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Week One: Ash Wednesday

The presenter for week one is Máire Hearty, rsm. A live translator will be present for the session to be offered in English and Spanish. View the recording here with resources, conversation, and reflections to enter the Lenten season. To join the spirituality sessions live on Wednesdays, please register above. Recordings will be uploaded every Thursday. 

Week one Recording in Spanish

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MIA Virtual Mercy Spirituality Renewal Retreat

MIA Virtual Mercy Spirituality Renewal Retreat

Mercy International Association is pleased to announce a virtual Mercy Spirituality Renewal Retreat which will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, 5 April - Thursday 7 April. This three-day retreat will explore Mercy spirituality across multiple themes while providing retreatants the opportunity to re-energize and renew their spiritual connectedness. Participants will experience diverse daily spiritual practices. Sessions will run for 2.5 hours on each of the three days. Starting times will accommodate most time zones. Email programmes@mercyinternational.ie to register. 

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service

The Ash Wednesday Prayer Service was prepared by Mercy International Association’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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