Rahamim and the local Sisters of Mercy in Bathurst were delighted to welcome the staff of our Mercy Institute Centre, Stanmore NSW, to celebrate Mercy Day. Visitors included members of the Mission Integration Unit, the Institute Leadership Team and Sr Eveline Crotty rsm, Institute Leader, who made the journey together over the Blue Mountains for the day.
The celebrations included a tour of the grounds and demonstrations of revegetation and water use, seed planting, a classic inspired Rahamim ‘long lunch’ and sessions exploring the 8th Work of Mercy and the work of Rahamim.
Mercy Day, celebrated throughout the world on 24 September, is the anniversary of the opening of the first “House of Mercy” in 1827 in Dublin, Ireland. Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, devoted her life to the poor, sick and uneducated, and today we continue her legacy of caring and compassion in the name of Mercy.
This care and compassion now extends to the whole of the Earth Community, and the ministry of Rahamim is one expression of this widening of the circle of Mercy.