Chronology - First Ten Years

Chronology of Mercy International Association Outreach: the First Ten Years #

1827 September
House of' Mercy opened by Catherine McAuley on Baggot Street, Dublin

1989 January
Dialogue with the membership of the Sisters of Mercy worldwide - raising the question: "Have you a dream for Baggot Street?"

1989 May
The International Steering Committee (President or her delegate from National Conferences and Congregations) convened for the first time

  • l-r: Srs Regina Kelly, Catherine Quane, Margaret Mary Kennedy, Kath Burke, Mary Trainer & Mary Gleeson

  • Review of Proposals Task Force-August 1990

  • Second Mercy International Justice Conference, Johannesburg, SA, September 2001

  • l-r: Srs Jan Hayes, Mary Conway, Helen-Marie Burns,Denise-Fox, Adele Howard,

  • l-r: Srs Wendy Flannery, Ethel Bignell, Deirdre Mullan

  • l-r:Srs Mary Sullivan, Marianne Cosgrave, Rosie Carroll, Evelyn Gallagher, Ethel Bignell, Maureen McGarrigle, Marion McCarthy

  • Liturgy: Second International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference May 2002

  • Affirmation of the First Ten Years, 2004

  • Mercy Gathers and Celebrates 10 Years, 2004

1992 October

The Memorandum and Articles of Association of Mercy International Association were signed. Baggot Street passed from the Dublin Congregation to Mercy International Association by Deed of Transfer

1993 April

First Mercy International Association Annual General Meeting held at Mercy International Centre

1994 July 23

Re-dedication of Baggot Street property as Mercy International Centre (MIC)

1994 October

First meeting of first Mercy International Association Board of Directors

1996 April

First International Mercy Archives Conference

1996 June

First Mercy International Justice Conference established the Mercy International Justice Network (MIJN)

1997 May

First International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference

Mercy International Association Communications Group (MIACOM) established

Mercy Global Concern (MGC) established

2000 February
International Mercy Formation Directors’ Workshop at Lima

2001 May
Mercy International Archives Committee established

2001 August
Ethel Bignell rsm appointed Executive Director

2001 September
Second Mercy International Justice Conference held at Johannesburg, South Africa

2002 May
Second International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference

2003 May
Canonisation Cause: Anne Hannon appointed vice-Postulator
Mercy International Research Commission established as a sub-committee of the Archives Committee

2003 November
Second International Mercy Archives Conference

10th anniversary of Mercy International Centre
Four Multicultural Walking and Praying with Catherine events for newer members
Further programmes held in 2005, 2006, 2007

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