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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Fratelli Tutti Encyclical
written by Pope Francis
Beginning with the words of St. Francis Assisi:” Fratelli Tutti”, Pope Francis encourages and then challenges us to work together as one people sharing a common home. While acknowledging the many barriers that stand in our way - poverty, terrorism, political realities, and so many more - he leaves us with the hope-filled call to be “Artisans of Peace.“
Join us as we look at this beautiful encyclical and consider its promise and possibility.
Facilitator: Mary Lou Coffey
Dates: Monday, Jan 25, Feb 1,
Time: 7:00-8:00pm via ZOOM
Fee $10 per session or $15 for both sessions
Note: Please read chapters 1-4 of the Encyclical prior to the first session. Encyclical can be read here: Fratelli Tutti
Alignment-Based Therapeutic Yoga
The classes will be grounded in Alignment-based therapeutic yoga techniques. The practice emphasis is on safe and proper body alignment, paying particular attention to the body’s natural yoga centers. When all is expressed with knowledge, confidence, kindness and compassion; expansion and healing can begin. Expanding our heart, reducing self-imposed boundaries, supporting emotional health and maybe get a good stretch. The practice is appropriate for all levels of yoga experience. The class will be 8-weeks, beginning from the ground up.
Come to class with a beginner’s mind, open to all possibilities, cultivating kindness and compassion, forgiving yourself along the way, not judging yourself, easily stepping into the gentle flow of your yoga practice and letting GO. Dance like nobody is looking and bring yourself to the mat.
Facilitator: Todd Manning
Dates: Thursday Mornings beginning January 21, 2021- March 11, 2021(8 sessions)
Times: 10:30-11:45am via ZOOM
Fee: $80.00 ($10.00) per session
Orientation Session for more information:
January 7, 2021 at 7:00pm via ZOOM
The Grace of Les Miserables
How would you like to have a supporting role in Les Miserables? Join us in this six week Lenten program and discover “The Grace of Les Miserables”. We will be using the book and video by Matt Rawle, a lead pastor from Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. He is an international speaker that loves to tell an old story in a new way.
Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables is a masterpiece. Although you might not find it in the Christian section of your local bookstore or digital reader, Hugo’s story is steeped in Christian imagery and ethics. Hugo challenges us to wrestle with the nature of grace, the fault of unwavering justice, the tragedy of poverty, the victory of love, the struggle for justice, and ultimately hope. The story is built around the life of the redeemed criminal, Jean Valjean, and his quest to discover the peace of God’s grace. His story is not unlike our own. We, too, struggle with making holy choices, wrestle with poverty and injustice, and how to share love within a world in desperate need of hope.
Facilitators: Joyce Martelli and Sr. Jody Kearney, RSM Dates: Wednesday's, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24.
Time: 10:30am-11:30am via ZOOM
Note: You will also need to purchase the book, The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle. You can purchase the book from Amazon for $12.18.
Design Your Path Forward
Who do you want to become? How do you want to improve your life? For many of us, these questions have been top of mind due to the challenging times around us. We may feel stuck on what has become the treadmill of life and feel as though our inspiration and purpose has been lost. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can live a life of inner peace, freedom, and happiness. It begins by looking beneath the surface of what is, to what our heart and soul truly desire – discovering our authentic selves along the way.
If you’re hungry for freedom, growth and improvement in some or several areas of your life, join us for a practical exercise on how to get from point A to B, balance being and doing, and align to greater well-being. Join us as we walk together through designing our path.
Facilitator: Lori Webster
Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM via Zoom
No Upcoming Special Events At This Time
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.