The official blessing of the Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice located in the lovely Pippy Park area of St. John’s took place today.
Sister Elizabeth Davis spoke to the more than fifty people in attendance; she moved throughout the Centre with a prayer of blessing being chanted by a small choir and the quests. Sister Mary Tee is the coordinator of the Centre and was host of today’s events. Light refreshments were served.
The building is a bungalow that was renovated to provide office and meeting space for the Centre’s activities. It is situated on an acre of land that has fruit trees and berry bushes around the perimeter and fertile soil that has seen two crops of vegetables in the past two summers. The garden is a project of the Centre in collabloration with a group of “new Canadians” and students of St. Bonaventure’s College. The produce is shared with the food banks and other groups. Many educational and reflective opportunities are provided through the Centre.