Keepers of the Holy Doors of Mercy
The steadfast love of our God never ceases,
God’s mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
— The Book of Lamentations 3:22-23
Presented by Sister Elizabeth Davis of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland and Labrador
Monday to Thursday, July 3 to 6, 10 AM to 3:30 PM at St. Pius X Church, St. Peter’s Road Charlottetown. Cost: $40 per person / $55 per Married Couple. Participants are invited to bring their Bible with them. There will be an opportunity for questions during the presentations.
Synopsis: In these four days, we will explore “mercy” in sacred writings of Christianity and several other faith traditions. We will begin with the Old Testament (the holy book of Judaism and Christianity) focusing on three Hebrew words for mercy, each one of which gives a special meaning for our understanding of this gift from God. We will continue with the New Testament, this time focusing on four Greek words for mercy deepening further our understanding. We will then look to the sacred writings of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism to see how they understand this quality of mercy. We will explore close companions of mercy in the sacred writings: justice, truth, peace, faithfulness, compassion and tenderness. And finally, we will ask what this means for each one of us in our everyday lives.
Sr. Elizabeth Davis is the Leader of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland and Labrador. She was first a high school teacher in Newfoundland, then Administrator of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s (1986-1994) and President/CEO of the Health Care Corporation of St. John’s (1994-2000). Currently pursuing doctoral studies in the Bible at the University of Toronto, Sr. Elizabeth is a part-time lecturer at Queen’s College at Memorial University in St. John’s. She has been a member of the Catholic Health Association of Canada, and the Canadian Biblical Association. She has received honorary degrees (Doctor of Laws) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Manitoba, been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, named Alumna of the Year for Memorial University, inducted into the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the CFPC-Scotiabank Family Medicine Lectureship Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
For More Information and to register for this institute contact Liz MacDonald at 902-368-8005 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org