Sisters of Mercy participate in Haven’s Build it Week, October 2011

Build it Week in Haiti 2011

On 29th October 2011, seven Sisters of Mercy travelled to Haiti to participate in Build it Week with the Haven Partnership, along with three family members of the sisters.

We were delighted to be able to sponsor Sr. Mary Walshe’s sister and nephew and Sr. Mary Madigan’s sister to take part in the Build it Week from the additional funding that was raised by those Sisters of Mercy who travelled to Haiti in April 2011.

On this occasion, the Sisters of Mercy and the Haven volunteers worked near the epicentre of the January 2010 earthquake, a place called Leogane- 18 miles outside Port Au Prince, capital of Haiti.

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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.