Chronology - Second Decade

Chronology of Mercy International Association Outreach: the Second Decade #

2006 May
Biography: Mary Sullivan commissioned to prepare authorized biography
Third International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference
MIA Working Party established to carry forward the work of the Mercy International Association Visioning Process

  • MIA Board 2008

  • Archives Committee 2009

  • Archivists Conference 2009

  • Good Cup of Tea at Mercy High

  • Good Cup of Tea, Christchurch

  • Catherine McAuley Library

  • First Wellspring Group 2011

  • Young Mercy Leaders 2011

2007 April
Meeting of World Mercy Congregational Representatives (WMCRC) for the Cause for Canonisation of Catherine McAuley

2007 August
MIA Vision refined and developed by MIA Members meeting at Burlingame

2007 November
First International Mercy Research Conference held at Burlingame

2008 May
Board of Directors established

2008 November
Executive Director MIA recruited

2009 March
Planning Meeting of Board of Directors held in Burlingame. Set Strategic Directions for implementation of MIA Vision

2009 May
Strategic Plan to implement MIA Strategic Directions approved by MIA Board and ratified by Members
Catherine McAuley Centre becomes an integral part of Mercy International Centre

2009 November
Assistant Directors Heritage & Spiritualiity, Administration &Finance take up office
Third International Mercy Archives Conference held in Burlingame, 5 -10 November

2010 March
Heritage & Archival capacity of MIA enhanced by establishment of a library in MIC

2010 May

Fourth International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference

2010 September
New Mercy redeveloped website launched
Women’s Therapy Centre begin working out of Mercy International Centre (Herbert St.)

2010 October
Feasibility Study on Global Action identifies three priority issues:
Eco Justice/Sustainable Development; Anti Trafficking of Women & Children;
Emergency Response to Global Disasters

2011 March

Global Action Assistant Director appointed to MIA Team and a Mercy Global Network established
First Lenten Programme – Soup & Substance offered on site and on line – Focussed on Global Justice issues in a Theological Reflection context. On line Programme attracted over 1500 participants.

2011 May
Exploration and Think Tank re establishing an MIA Development/Fundraising Initiative begun

2011 July
First month long Mercy renewal programme (Wellsprings) launched at MIC and an accompanying e-programme uploaded to Mercy world website. (Further Wellspring Programmes in 2012 & 2013)

2011 August

First Youth Pilgrimage to MIC – 0ver 150 students attended. (Second in 2013)
Mercyworld Website and Social Media enhanced the immediate and follow up experience

2011 November

‘Good Cup of Tea’ Project took place- a global hospitality project with a Fundraising element. Raised €100,000
Newly refurbished entrance area officially opened, marking the completion of an MIA ‘branding’ endeavour with a single distinctive, message logo and image adopted across all MIA elements and communications to identify
and proclaim its mission and values

2012 January
Global Action Team in conjunction with Mercy around the world begin a campaign of education and advocacy to effect outcomes of RIO+20 Conference

2012 March
Two on line programmes: Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, co-ordinated by Kathleen Rushton rsm (ANZ) in conjunction with Duquesne University (US) offered to Mercy Sisters and Associates worldwide

2012 April
Research project to oppose Trafficking in the Hospitality industry begun.
Meeting of 2nd. World Mercy Congregational Representatives (WMCRC) for the Canonisation of Catherine McAuley
2012 May MIA Members (Mercy Leaders) are presented by Mary Sullivan, rsm with ‘The Path of Mercy’, the authorized biography of Catherine McAuley, which Mary researched and published in response to a request from the Members

2012 August
Fundraising/Development Director appointed. Case Statement and promotional Video produced
Major project on digitising Archival material at MIC begun. As well as this being a security measure, it will give wider access to these resources. Led to discovery of an original image of Catherine McAuley

2012 October
A review of pilgrimages and programmes at MIC highlights a major increase in the numbers of Partners in Ministry and students engaging in pilgrimages, programmes and tours at MIC

2013 January
Intensive work at UN on identifying entry points into the post 2015 Development Agenda

2013 February
Mercy e-News celebrated its 500th edition of publication.
2nd. Three year Strategic Plan launched

2013 May Training in advocacy, grounded in Theological Reflection, organised by Global Action Team and offered to Mercy participants at UN

2013 November

Co-ordinated Mercy Response to disaster in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. Over half a million euro donated

2014 January
Launch of 20th Anniversary of MIA celebrations
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