Mercy Global Presence
MGP Reflective Posters on ‘Presence’ Theme: A Summary Resource
We are once again creating (in English and in Spanish) 4 landscape sized posters, one for each of the monthly themes (September – December 2020). The context for each poster is the content of the month’s theme. The poster content comprises the names of presenters, key words/phrases and images drawn from each monthly theme.
Accompanying the posters is a suggested approach for using the posters for personal or shared reflection.
The release dates for the posters and accompanying guides are: 24 February, 3 March, 10 March, 17 March 2021
Click here to link to the Posters.
Mercy Global Presence resources are released via Mercy eNews and on www.mercyworld.org following a particular theme. The Segment 4 Resources will be made available over the next four months on the MPG Microsite, click here, on the MIA website.
Mercy Global Presence Zoom meeting dates for 2021
Tuesday, April 13th 11.00am AEST – Segment 4 Integrated. Theme 1. Contemplative Seeing
Tuesday May 4th 11.00am AEST – Segment 4 Integrated Theme 2. Compassionate Heart
Tuesday June 8th 11.00am AEST – Segment 4 Integrated Theme 3. Mercying
Tuesday July 6th 11.00am AEST – Segment 4 Integrated Theme 4. Creating Circles and Culture of Mercy
Zoom invitation details for the meeting dates and times above will be given at the beginning of each month in ‘Just Mercy’ and in the Institute Calendar or contact email@example.com for the Zoom details.
There might even be a possibility of some actual face to face MGP meetings before the end of the MGP Program in July!
You are invited to participate, through reflection and discussion, in the use of the resources prepared around themes for each month.
Every four months the emphasis of these themes will change, but they will all maintain a related focus on the concerns of Mercy sisters and their colleagues across the world, that is, on the displacement of Persons and the degradation of Earth.
This program is an invitation to exploration and reflection and draws on the call in the new MIA Vision statement.
The program began on September 29, 2019 and will run over the next two years in four Segments of four months duration. This will enable all Mercy people around the world to participate, while respecting the summer break times of both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
The MGP resources on which the Posters have been developed can still be accessed.
Click here for a timeline of Segments and Themes with associated resources.
‘…Deeply rooted in the gospel and the legacy of Catherine McAuley, MIA seeks to gather the inspiration and energies of the Sisters of Mercy, our Associates, colleagues and partners worldwide toward the creation of a Mercy global presence’
In other words, we are all being invited to explore new images, new language and new theology amid the intercultural realities within and among our Mercy Congregations and Institutes.
In particular, across ISMAPNG, we hope this Mercy Global Presence Program is assisting us to deepen our understanding of and our response to the ‘degradation of Earth’ and to ‘the despair and suffering of many peoples’ (from our ISMAPNG Chapter Statement). In so doing we will find new expressions of the presence of Mercy, particularly in our regional context.
If you have any questions please contact Adele Howard rsm, the ISMAPNG Coordinator of Mercy Global Presence, at firstname.lastname@example.org