On Wednesday, February 16, a women’s Lenten program was held in Jericho. This was both a spiritual retreat, and an opportunity to learn about, and reflect on, the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis had declared. The women shared personal stories about mercy from their own lives after the discussion, and grew closer as a community as they asked one another for advice and support.
Sabeel shared the action plan for both this year and the future, and the women were very willing to commit to a monthly Bible study. There were 35 women in attendance, from various denominational backgrounds. They were inspired after the study to arrange a time and date to visit the Old Age Home to tangibly show mercy and love to individuals living there.