September 24th – Mercy Day

Mercy Day

24th September        

mercy dayOn this day in 1827, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, Catherine McAuley opened the first House of Mercy in Baggot St. Dublin, as a place of safety and refuge, for poor women.

Mother Frances Warde, one of the first Sisters of Mercy, wrote of Catherine that:  “She was a woman of God and God made her a woman of vision”.

Since then, throughout the world, thousands of young women (and more recently, young men) have been educated in Mercy schools, the sick have been cared for in Mercy hospitals and the poor have been cared for by Mercy sisters.


School Resources    

Please click the link below to view CEIST school resources for Mercy Day.

Mercy Day Resource 2020


Mercy Prayer 

Catherine McAuley We pray today that, like Catherine, we too may learn:

     “to see the world and its people in terms

      of God’s love; to love everyone who  

      needs love; to care for everyone who

      needs care”.

We make our prayer through Christ Our Lord .