Approximately ninety Mercy and Presentation Sisters attended a very informative and inspirational event on October 2, 2010. In her welcoming remarks, Sister Elizabeth Davis quoted a definition of health which comes from the Australian aboriginal community, “Health does not just mean the physical well-being of the individual but refers to the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural well-being of the whole community. This is a whole-of-life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life”.
If we love God, we will undoubtedly love our neighbour also; they are as cause and effect.
Retreat Instructions, p.147
This is your life, joys and sorrow mingled, one succeeding the other.
Letter to Francis Warde
If the love of God really reigns in your heart, it will quickly show itself in the exterior.
Retreat Instructions, p. 145
May God bless the poor Sisters of Mercy and make them very humble that they may not be unworthy of the distinguished blessings God has bestowed upon them.
Letter to Elizabeth Moore
[God] knows I would rather be cold and hungry than the poor in Kingston or elsewhere should be deprived of any consolation in our power to afford.
Letter to Teresa White