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Day of Reflection - "Mercy Alive in Me! How to Put Mercy into Practice "

Publish date: Thursday, January 28, 2016


There is a lot of talk about the Jubilee Year of Mercy, but what does it really mean for each of us...personally and in the conflict areas of our lives where forgiveness and mercy are hard to find?  David O'Brien, an expert in international peacebuilding and conflict resolution, returns to Dallas for an engaging and interactive session that will include a variety of activities to help participants identify God's mercy in their own lives and learn how to extend mercy to others.

David O'Brien will invite participants to examine:
- How is God's mercy present in my life?
- How do I deal with conflict and difficult people?
- How can I really forgive others?
- In this world of violence, can I be an instrument of peace and mercy?

Quotes from participants at the April 2015 session in Dallas with David O’Brien include:
-.       David's “style was very engaging."  
-       “Very spiritual and uplifting workshop!  There were so many great examples of HOW."


Eligible for Catechist Credit? / ¿Aplica para créditos de formación catequética?  Yes/ Sí 

Equivalency/ Equivalencia: 810 Approved Personal & Spiritual Maturity Elective

Instructor or Facilitator/ Maestro(a) o Líder: David O'Brien

David O’Brien brings over 25 years of Catholic ministry experience, two Masters degrees from the University of Notre Dame as well as an expertise in international peacebuilding and conflict resolution.  Recently back from Uganda where he worked with the victims of a 30-year war, Mr. O’Brien brings practical knowledge of how to apply the gospel to the real problems of our lives.  He is a theology professor at St. Leo University in Tampa, a much sought after speaker and parish mission presenter, and the author of There’s a Beer in my Handbag: Unusual Thoughts about Everyday Faith. 


Registration Process/ Cómo Registrarse: 

$20 participant fee (includes materials, morning hospitality, and lunch)

Sign-in and morning hospitality starts at 8:00 am with the event beginning at 8:30 am.

Register online by Feb. 8, 2016.

Register Online

For any questions about the event, contact Donna Chesshir at or 214-379-2849.


Additional Information / Más detalles: Please note that the Parish Center is at 900 St. Paul Dr. and not at the same location as St. Paul Catholic Church.

Event Flyer / Folleto del Evento: Flyer for Mercy Alive in Me! How to Put Mercy into Practice

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