WelCom August 2020
What would Jesus be doing during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Called to respond to the needs and issues of our times Nga Whaea Atawhai O Aotearoa – Sisters of Mercy give practical help as well as prayer.
Covid-19 has highlighted to the world the need for compassion, kindness and working for the greater good. These are the values embedded in the lives and responses of the Sisters of Mercy.
Lockdown was a time of quiet reflection for many, a time to think about our futures – about where Jesus is calling us to, about listening to the deep voice within.
It also a time to see our environment begin to heal, a time to think about what our role is in healing our oceans, waterways, forests, air and ground.
This was also a time when the call was to:
- feed the hungry
- clothe the naked
- protect the vulnerable
- give time to the isolated
- give the kind word, be the gentle compassionate look, and to patiently hear the sorrows of people
- share our resources with our local communities.
These are some of the Works of Mercy that we Sisters of Mercy are involved in, not just during the Covid pandemic but throughout our lives, over generations of Sisters. Are you called to be the hands of Jesus, to work with and be in collaboration with others, to live out your baptismal and Gospel call?
Come open your heart and respond with Mercy to God’s Call!