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Mercy International Centre 20th Anniversary Celebrations

Mercy International Association (MIA), which is an association of the Mercy families around the world, was formed in 1994. It has its headquarters in Baggot Street, where Catherine McAuley opened her first House of Mercy in 1827.

To mark the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Mercy International Centre (MIC) a week of celebrations was held from the 23rd – 29th September. Mercy Day falls on the 24th September and was celebrated by all CEIST schools in the Mercy tradition. 

It was a celebration of Mercy in the 40+ countries, where Sisters of Mercy and their partners in ministry live, work and pray. It focused in particular on the three areas in which MIA is engaged - 

  • Displacement of peoples/homelessness
  • The environment
  • Opposing human trafficking

Each day of the celebrations, the rituals at Mercy International Centre MIC were streamed live and are now available on the Mercy World website www.mercyworld.org. These rituals can be downloaded from the website and may be a useful resource for schools preparing prayer services.

The main events of the celebrations were also streamed live and can be accessed on the website for viewing or download.

Photographic Exhibition

On the 25th September a major photographic exhibition titled ‘The Face of Mercy Across the World Today’ was officially opened by President Michael D. Higgins. 

Schools are welcome to visit this exhibition, which will take them on a journey of discovery across the world to the places where Sisters of Mercy and their partners are at work, committed to justice and peace among the marginalised of our world. Visits can be arranged with Madeline at Baggot Street, 01-6618061.

Mercy World Articles/Archived Videos

Telling the Story of the Establishment of MIA & Centre

'Dancing, Singing, Circling': Celebrating Mercy Day 2014

Click here to view a very interesting article on a day of celebration in Mercy International Centre, which included a visit by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. 

Click here to view archived video streams of the week long Mercy celebrations.