Works of Mercy
Resources contained in this library include both those for personal reflection and those for use with staff and colleagues in fostering mercy ethos in the workplace. Resources are presented in a variety of formats and can be viewed, or downloaded for printing, free of charge. We would ask that in honouring the work of those that have developed these resources that their use includes an acknowledgement of the Mercy Ethos Office and/or the original authors of the material.
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A selection of short online videos to support Ethos formation in your ministry.
This quarter explores how Mercy is expressed through art – including photographs, paintings, sculpture, poetry and story. The selections include traditional, historical and contemporary art drawn from a diverse selection of cultures, faiths and experiences.
This series contains a series of reflections using the image of the door to explore our own invitation to Mercy, the ways that we too cross thresholds, invite in, and open the doors of Mercy in our place and time...
Mission Possible- The many faces of ISMAPNG, is a 9 week series which explores the ministries of ISMAPNG and the work that is currently being carried out in these areas.
Throughout this series "Mercy in our Midst" we will explore the ancient wisdom of the natural world contemplating, attending, discovering and listening as we seek to live a more generous, compassionate and merciful life. Throughout the series we will be considering the ways that Mercy is in fact manifest in the smallest of creatures, in exploring stars, in ancient mosses and the secret life of trees reflecting on the web of life giving relationships inherent in their being.
2015 saw the much anticipated release of the encyclical (a teaching letter) Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home and the opening of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. This eight week series explores the key themes of Laudato Si through the lens of Mercy, reflecting on each of the six chapters and the special challenge that they offer us in this Jubilee Year.
In the Words of Catherine is a 10 week series which explores some of the best known "quotes" of Catherine McAuley, looking at the stories that lay behind them, the circumstances in which they were written and the people that they were originally intended for.
In this quarter we will explore how Catherine was in “right relationship” with God, her neighbour and with the earth. Her time in history was perhaps not acutely conscious of the need to be in right relationship with the earth but we will see hints of her concerns in this area and will explore the legacy that she left that now animates a mercy ecological perspective.