First Ten Years

Chronology of Mercy International Association Outreach: the First decade

September 1827

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

January 1989

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

May 1989

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

October 1992

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

April 1993

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

July 23 1994

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

October 1994

First meeting of first Mercy International Association Board of Directors.

April 1996

First International Mercy Archives Conference.

June 1996

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

May 1997

First International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference.


Mercy International Association Communications Group (MIACOM) established.


Mercy Global Concern (MGC) established.

February 2000

International Mercy Formation Directors’ Workshop at Lima.

May 2001

Mercy International Archives Committee established.

August 2001

Ethel Bignell rsm appointed Executive Director.

September 2001

Second Mercy International Justice Conference held at Johannesburg, South Africa.

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