New app assists daily reflection during the Year of Mercy
A new app has been developed for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year to assist with daily reflection and prayer practice aimed at supporting attentiveness to the movement of Mercy and the many ways that we receive and respond to this movement in the everyday circumstances of our lives.
The ‘Mercy-ing’ app provides users a morning inspiration and an evening reflection to frame their day and to be attentive to the events, interactions, relationships and circumstances of each day within the context of ‘being Mercy’.
Content for the app has been drawn from a wide selection of sources including scripture, the Mercy tradition, contemporary theologians, activists and thinkers. The app includes the daily repetition of a consistent mercy ‘mantra’, as well as an inbuilt timer to assist with the reflective process. Each month there is a focus on one of the Spiritual or Corporal Works of Mercy.
The title of the app has a direct connection with Pope Francis who, when seeking to translate his motto from Latin to Spanish, coined the word misericordiando which in English translates to the word “Mercy-ing”. By expressing Mercy as a verb, it captures the sense of movement inherent in the heart of Mercy, which includes hearing the cry of all creation for mercy and responding.
The app has been funded by the Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea and developed with the support of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta, and Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa, Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.
To download the free app, visit the link below. Reflections and content for the app commenced from December 1, and will conclude at the end of November 2016 in alignment with Jubilee Year.
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play