A Spirituality Ministry of the Sisters of Mercy
About Mercy Spirituality Center
Mercy Spirituality Center is a retreat center for people of all faiths, committed to the belief that each of us needs time apart to find, deepen, or refresh our connection to what matters most in life. We are deeply grateful to be able to offer our beautiful space to the community for rest and reflection. Located just one block from Highland Park, Mercy Spirituality Center is an affordable place to host meetings, workshops and retreats. We invite your group or organization to experience time apart in our serene environment to reflect, learn, and share.
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“God’s first “idea” was to become manifest-to pour out divine, infinite love into finite visible forms. The “First Flaring Forth” (Big Bang) is now our scientific name for that first idea; and “Christ” is our theological name. Both are about Love and Beauty exploding outward in all directions.” Fr. Richard Rohr OSF
In our time we will visually walk the Cosmic Walk and reflect on how it invites us into the Advent Season.
Facilitator: Sr. Anne Curtis RSM,
Director of Mercy Ecology
Date: November 30, 2020
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
"Mug Up" with Sr. Jody
When I did my graduate studies in Vermont, there were many students attending from Newfoundland as well. Usually once or twice a week they would spread the word that there would be a Mug Up at 10:00 pm
in student housing in one of the condos. Anyone interested brought an empty mug and the hosts would provide a snack and a hot drink of your choice. Mug ups were a nice way to chat and unwind after a night of studying. According to the Urban Dictionary, the term "Mug Up” was used in coastal communities by the mid-1800s to describe any snack or coffee break throughout the day or evening. We invite you to “mug up” virtually with Sr. Jody each week in Advent to help you have a meaningful and fruitful Advent. Our “Mug Up” will occur at 10:00am! Each week we will play a short video with reflection questions that
will be used for discussion in each session.
Facilitator: Sr. Jody Kearney RSM
Dates: Tuesdays, Dec. 1, 8, 15, and, 22.
Time: 10:00am-11:00am via ZOOM.
Fee: Free will, suggested offering $10
Advent Day of Relection
The Scriptures of Advent offer us an insider’s view into the faith and faithfulness of Elizabeth & Zechariah and Mary & Joseph. Each one of these four hears God’s word spoken uniquely to them through the angel Gabriel. During our time together we will listen to, reflect on and attend to the intricacies of these invitations from God. We will spend some time in prayer, private reflection and group sharing as we seek guidance from each of these Advent companions.
Facilitator: Giovina Caroscio MA
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 9:30am-12:00 noon
Note: A ZOOM invitation link will be sent to you
prior to the program.
Women of Peace
“Sitting at the Table”: Kamala Harris for the People
Now that Kamala Harris is the 46th Vice President – Elect, her name, ethnic/racial pedigrees, career accomplishments, alma maters, sorority affiliation --- and even her fashion preference for pearls, CT Converse and Timbs --- are common knowledge. Generally, Harris is either celebrated or contested; praised or persecuted; revered or reproached; validated or vilified, as if she is an antithetical anomaly. From her childhood, however, it was the welfare of others that shaped Harris’ cultural, legal, political, and faith journey from Oakland, California to Washington, DC. Who influenced Harris’ passion for truth, equity, and democracy? What experiences remind her to work through faith to overturn injustice and engender peace? Join our virtual presentation where we examine the roots that seeded a civic, cultural, and community trailblazer and grew a woman of peace: Kamala Devi Harris…for the People.
Facilitator: Arlette Miller Smith, PhD
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time: 7-8:30 pm via ZOOM
This program is sponsored by Ann Maloney in memory of Louise Maloney-a woman dedicated to a life of peace and solidarity with the poor.
Note: A ZOOM link will be sent to you
prior to the program
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About Sisters Of Mercy
We Are A Spirituality Ministry of the Sisters of Mercy
Inspired by the life of Jesus and by our founder Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy envision a just world for people who are poor, sick and uneducated. The Sisters of Mercy are women of faith who commit our lives to God and our resources to serve, advocate and pray for those in need around the world.