12 August 2011
Friday August 12th has dawned and we have arrived at the third day of this fantastic Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage. Even though we had a very late night last night due to the talent show, everyone arrived ‘bright eyed and bushy tailed’ this morning and eager to launch into the day.
The morning began with a quiet, reflective prayer time led by Sr. Gloria Hesse – you could have heard a pin drop in the hall as 150 young people prayed silently and entered into the quiet of God.
Attracta Tighe rsm, facilitator for the Pilgrimage, then introduced Sheila Carney rsm who gave the keynote address. Sheila, a professor at Carlow University, Pittsburg, PA, gave an inspiring talk entitled ‘Leading from a Merciful Space’. She talked about the leadership style of Catherine McAuley and outlined some of the outstanding qualities of leadership which Catherine embodied.
Fr. Ciaran O'Carroll presided at the final Mass of the pilgrimage. During the ceremony, each young person received a copy of the Gospel of Luke and were encouraged to go out and live authentic lives, based on the values of the Gospel.
To read the full account, view photos and videos from the event, visit the Mercy World Website