St. Leo Friends of Divine Mercy
Looking for Spiritual Growth; for that Mercy and Peace which the world cannot give?
The Friends of Divine Mercy invite you to join us- for prayer, study and works of mercy.
Please join the St Leo Friends of Divine Mercy for our Fall series of meetings.
What: Fellowship, Prayer, Discussion. Our Fall book for discussion is Boundless Compassion by Joyce Rupp*.
Time: 9: 30 am or 7:15 pm Meetings are 90 minutes.
Dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8, 15; December 6 (Christmas Party in the morning).
Responding to mercy is as easy as ABC with the “ABC’s of Mercy”:
Ask for Mercy; Be Merciful; Completely Trust in God’s Mercy.
Interested in learning more? Please contact Kathy Heslin, St. Leo Friends of Mercy coordinator at KateMHeslin@gmail.com.
*Regarding “Boundless Compassion”: “Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often downright challenging,” writes Joyce Rupp, bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader.
The definitive Christian guide to compassion, Boundless Compassion is the culmination of Rupp’s research and work as co-director of the Servite Center of Compassionate Presence. Through this six-week personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion, Rupp nudges, encourages, and inspires you to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission for his disciples.
With master teacher Joyce Rupp, you will learn to develop compassion as never before. You will discover compassion from science, medicine, theology, spirituality, sociology, and psychology. You will be encouraged to explore personal and professional expressions of compassion, and to re-energize your ability to offer loving kindness to those around you.
Rupp has felt the call to walk with others in their suffering since she was a young member of the Servants of Mary, whose charism is compassion. She eventually cofounded the Boundless Compassion program with Sr. Margaret Stratman, O.S.M.
Based on the format and theme of Rupp’s bestselling books like Open the Door and her popular workshops conducted by the Center of Compassionate Presence, Boundless Compassion has the power to transform your life, giving you wisdom, confidence, understanding, and inspiration to be a more caring presence. It will help you build on relational skills, learn self-care, gain wisdom for incorporating loss and suffering into your active life, and find ways to show compassion at work.
By the book’s end, you will feel prepared to live with a renewed commitment to a compassionate presence -for yourself- and those who are in the midst of pain, struggle, and transition.