MIA 20 – Mercy Day Mass Homily by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Homily by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy in Saint Mary’s Church, Haddington Road Dublin on 24th September 2014

20 YEARS OF MERCY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION

Catherine McCauley’s concept of mercy was not one of condescending consolation, but one which saw mercy as building up thorough education and health care so that the men and women of her time would reach human maturity knowing that they enjoyed the support of the love of God who sustains them even in difficult moments.  Your task is to carry on the tradition of that charism, not through simply recycling it, but through resurrecting it today to respond to the trauma and suffering of those who seek a sense of meaning which they will only find in God, but who once they find it can rejoice like the women who had lost the coin, and radiate joy in our lives and share it with others.

 

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The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy is a Catholic Religious Women’s Congregation. Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland. Her aim at that time was to ‘care for the poor, sick and ignorant’. Today, 2,324 members follow in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley, in 9 countries.
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