Sisters of Mercy build houses in Haiti with Haven

Sisters of  Mercy

On the morning of April 2nd 2011, six Sisters of Mercy set off to Haiti, along with 350 other volunteers, to work on the Haven Partnership Build it Week 2011. The sisters had been prepared and ready to travel to Haiti in October 2010, but because of the cholera outbreak, the trip was postponed.

So, in many ways, it was a very long journey to Haiti.

The excitement was palpable at Dublin airport as everyone checked in and counted down the last few minutes before this long awaited trip began. 350 eager volunteers eventually reached the site at Gonaives at 2am on April 3rd, exhausted and longing for sleep. However, a mere 4 hours later they were up and dressed in their Haven T-shirts and ready for work.

This video tells the story and we hope you enjoy watching it.


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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.