December 11, 2011
by Sister Andrea C.
Awareness of what has been done in the past, evaluating the present moment giving life to the Chapter Declaration—a document that outlines the commitments of the Sisters of Mercy–so as to rekindle the passion for Mercy unto the future.
Divine Providence–my fervent prayer, sustaining all Mercy ministries all over the Institute, answering the needs of the poor of whom Mercy called for.
Values–deepened and inspired by the Gospel–will always be a beacon for my Mercy spirituality , a living legacy of our foundress Catherine McAuley.
Being enhanced by the Mercy Leadership Development Program, a program that develops the leadership skills for Sisters of Mercy for the future, I will reclaim that self of mine that has been taken away by pride and egoistic attitude and move onward being a better person to be of a better service to those I served.
Being nourished by God’s Mercy through His Words in the Eucharist, I believe this Advent will bring a new hope for a better future of Mercy around the world.
Transformation in all its faces or forms will always be mine to begin, mine to start with and, with the Grace of God, it will surely flow to others and God will do the rest.
Sister Andrea is a campus minister at the School of St. John the Baptist in Mindanao, Philippines.
Sisters of Mercy all over the world pray and reflect during Advent in different ways. During this third week of Advent, Sister Andrea offers her personal Advent reflection and commitment for the future.