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Mercy cross-cultural pilgrimage to Cambodia

Are you a young adult committed to justice and compassion? Are you interested in walking with the Cambodian people, hearing their stories, appreciating their history, and learning about their culture and faith traditions? Then perhaps you’d be interested in the Mercy Cross-Cultural Pilgrimage to Cambodia from January 15-25, 2011.

The pilgrimage is aimed at young adult leaders wishing to learn more about growing communities committed to justice and compassion, says Kate Garrone, Young Adult Network Facilitator for the Mercy Institute.

“It has a particular focus on understanding a ‘mercy’ way of being and working that includes the exploration of a mercy spirituality that is relevant and nurturing in our global world.”

The pilgrimage is an initiative of the Mercy Young Adult Network, a ministry of the Institute of Sisters of Mercy, and will be hosted by Denise Coghlan RSM.

Denise is an Australian Sister of Mercy who has worked for many years in Cambodia and currently co-ordinates the Cambodian Jesuit Social Services.

The programme provides a unique opportunity to be in partnership with young people living in Cambodia who will also participate in the programme.

“For this to happen, each participant is required to fundraise $370 which will cover the Cambodians for their participation in activities, accommodation, meals and internal transfers,” says Kate.

A preparation weekend will be held on December 11-12, 2010.

Cost of the pilgrimage is AUD$500 including preparation, accommodation, meals, internal transfers, temple pass, handbook and journals. This does not include flight, visa, passport, insurance, personal spending money or immunisations.

Applications close on October 8, 2010. As there are limited places, applications will be considered in order of their arrival.

For further information call Kate Garrone on 0414 068 386

Please send applications to Kate Garrone Email: kate.garrone@mercy.org.au by October 8, 2010.