Who We Are

 

 

 

The Missionaries of Mercy (MoM) is a nascent ecclesial family of the Roman Catholic Church. Below is a description of the name and nature of the Missionaries of Mercy.

 

Name

MISSIONARIES OF MERCY, our name, expresses both our identity and our activity in the Church:

MISSIONARIES” – We participate in and help perpetuate the mystery of the Father’s sending of His Son Jesus to serve, sanctify and save (Jn 20:21).

OF MERCY” – We are sent to witness above all to God’s Enduring Mercy: His unfathomable love in the face of evil and human suffering (Psalm 136, NAB).

Nature

MISSIONARIES OF MERCY is by nature an ECCLESIAL FAMILY

  • Truly Ecclesial – We are a Eucharist-centered, Marian-inspired, community-based, ecclesial movement of consecrated life that lives an essential aspect of the Mystery of Christ and His Body, the Church – God’s Family on earth.

  • The Missionaries of Mercy are committed to collaborating closely with the universal Church in fidelity to the Magisterium, the local church (diocese), and like-Spirited organizations that are faithful to the Church.

“Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi.”

As with the Church, our prayer informs belief and is expressed in how we live.

  • Truly a Family– Members live, work and worship together as a family. Truly brothers and sisters, the ecclesial family is comprised of the various states of life in the Church. The core members of the ecclesial family are consecrated men and women who live in community. Others who do not necessarily live in community are affiliated members of the ecclesial family and may be single or married –  lay, consecrated or ordained.

     Members bind themselves to the Lord and to the Family to serve the Church and their fellow men and women for God’s glory, the greater good and their own sanctification . Core members bind themselves by the profession of the evangelical counsels of chastity, poverty, and obedience and also a fourth vow of mercy. Through this vow core members embrace the cross by serving the neediest of the needy even at risk of their lives. Affiliate members bind themselves through promises and live the charism and the evangelical counsels according to their state of life. 

    Members bring various gifts to the ecclesial family and utilize them according to the charism and the needs of the Church and those we serve.  Consecrated members and those affiliated might be healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, community health workers, pharmacists, etc.). Others might be pastoral care agents (trauma counselors; chaplains, etc.) Some members have gifts that are helpful in providing humanitarian support (food, clothing, logistics) or possess skills necessary to carry out administrative, fundraising and program activities necessary to support the community and our disaster relief efforts. The gifts of each member are mutually discerned and then lived for the good of the Family and the charism.

 

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