Mercy International Association – 20th Anniv invite

Sr Mary Reynolds invites one and all to follow the livestream of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Association.


Tuesday 23 September
Theme: Telling the Story of the establishment of Mercy International Association & Centre
  • 4 pm: Welcome Reception
  • 5pm: Formal opening incorporating ritual prepared by the Institute of the Americas
    Telling the story: A creative presentation of the founding story of Mercy International Association &
Wednesday 24 September
Theme: Celebrating Mercy Day
  • 10 am: Opening Prayer in the Chapel
    (Ritual prepared by The Congregation, Ireland)
  • 10.30 am: Good Cup of Tea & Refreshments available in the Dining Room
  • All Morning: Open House – Exhibition of ‘The Face of Mercy’ in the International Room
  • 2 pm: Mercy Day Mass – St Mary’s, Haddington Road (Celebrant: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin)
Thursday 25 September
Theme: Celebrating Mercy Around the World
  • 10am: Opening Prayer in Chapel
    (Ritual prepared by Great Britain on our Global Reality)
    Presentation on Mercy around the World today – Ambassadors from Member Areas invited
  • 11am: President Michael D. Higgins (President of Ireland) addresses the Gathering
    Ambassadors present invited to acknowledge the contribution of the Sisters of Mercy in their countries
    Response to Morning’s presentation
  • All Day: Open House – Exhibitionof ‘The Face of Mercy’ in the International Room
Friday 26 September
Theme: Sustainable Development & Opposing Human Trafficking (focus areas of MIA Global Action)
  • 9 am: Opening Prayer in Liffey Room
    (Ritual on Opposing Trafficking prepared by Australia)
  • 10 am – 12.30pm: Presentation & Engagement on Opposing Human Trafficking
  •  l.30 pm: Ritual prepared by Newfoundland on Caring for the Environment
  • 2 – 4.30 pm: Presentation & Engagement on Sustainable Development
Saturday 27 September
Free Day
  • Opportunity to tour Dublin, including Catherine’s Dublin and/or areas of interest in the vicinity of Dublin
  • Advice available on Events and Tours worth considering
    (Consult Madeleine –
  • Sunday Vigil Eucharist available in local Churches – times available on request
Sunday 28 September
Theme: Shaping Mercy into the Future
  • lO am: Opening Prayer in Liffey Room
    (Ritual prepared by Aotearoa New Zealand on Taking Mercy into the Future)
  • 10.30 am – 12.30pm: Shapers of the Dream
  • 1.30 – 4 pm: Symposium: Sisters, Associates, Partners in Ministry,Youth
 Monday 29 September
Theme: For All there has been THANKS, For All there will be YES
  • 9.30 am: Opening Ritual prepared by the Philippines on the theme of the day
    Responding to Global Justice Issues – Mercy at the United Nations
  • 12.30 pm: Closing Ritual
About The Author

The Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy is a Catholic Religious Women’s Congregation. Catherine McAuley founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland. Her aim at that time was to ‘care for the poor, sick and ignorant’. Today, 2,324 members follow in the footsteps of Catherine McAuley, in 9 countries.