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Our Foundress Mary MacKillop
Julian Tenison Woods
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December 02, 2016
Forgiveness was a constant and on-going theme in Mary MacKillop's writings. From her earliest days as a young leader of her Sisters, and throughout her life, she implored them to let go of 'old sores' - hurts and gripes - and continually reminded them that nobody is perfect!
In 1873, as a 31 year-old, her plea to her Sisters was:
Her message was the same almost two decades later:
Mary humbly admitted that there were times when her own words or actions may have caused pain for others:
Forgiveness is also a theme that is threaded through the writings of Pope Francis. In a document written to mark the conclusion of the Year of Mercy, he expressed his belief in the transformative power of forgiveness.
November 20, 2016
Visio Divina ...
Spend a few minutes gazing at this image ...
How does it connect with these words of Mary and Francis?
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Image and Reflection: Mary Ryan rsj - CentreWest Region