Soundings

We at Mercy by the Sea have so much we want to share with you:

  • Inspiring and transformational quotes, prayers, poems, videos and books we discover or rediscover
  • Conversations with upcoming  presenters
  • Resources and thoughts on contemplative prayer, spiritual direction, the second half of life, emerging leadership, creativity, our relationship with nature and much more!

You'll find seasonal photos of the grounds—vegetation, trees and winged and four-legged creatures that make their homes here.  We'll capture changes in the light and colors as the seasons change.  So bookmark this page and come back regularly.  Or subscribe to receive an email each time a new blog posts. Just scroll down and type your email address in the field provided then click the SIGN UP button. 

Earth Day 2017

Forty-seven years ago, the first Earth Day, brought together 20 million Americans; this year on April 22, a billion people across the globe will celebrate our planet in nearly 195 countries.  And while attention will be rightfully focused on environmental literacy and education, Earth Day is not only about the science of a healthy planet but our sacred relationship with the natural world, our home.

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by Anne A. Simpkinson  | 

Nothing Is Exempt from Resurrection

As I look at spring emerging after the winter—the daffodils smiling from the overgrowth, the crocuses strong and sturdy, the renewed sense of energy all around—I am aware again that resurrection is an integral part of life.  Poet and educator Kay Ryan writes that “Nothing is exempt from Resurrection!”

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by Eileen Doolong, RSM  |