When we learn to live mindfully, believing that each moment is the Holy Ground of God’s grace, life changes for us and we come to realize that we are standing at the center of a Sacred Circle enveloped by God’s abundant grace. In this Sacred Space, not only everything coexists, light as well as darkness, but we begin to wake up to the wonderful reality that our poverty and our darkness are the raw materials of God’s Abundance. Come with a heart open to have your poverty transformed into God’s Abundant Grace. Bring a favorite joyful scarf and your journal.
Mercedes Rojo, OSF, is a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia. She currently works as a psychotherapist at a mental health clinic in Sharon Hill, PA. She also ministers at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA where she offers programs and spiritual direction. Sr. Mercedes received her BA in humanities from LaSalle University and holds master degrees in education and Pastoral Care and Counseling from St. Joseph University and Neumann University. She also holds a Spiritual Direction Certificate form Neumann University. Sister Mercedes has extensive experience as an educator, retreat facilitator and spiritual director. She worked in various private and parochial schools for eighteen years and was the administrator and program coordinator of St. Raphaela Center in Haverford, PA, where she also offered retreats and spiritual direction. Sr. Mercedes was the Disciples in Mission Program Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, writing curriculum and training manuals as well as offering training and mentoring to the program’s faith sharing group leaders.