Chronology of Mercy International Association Outreach: the Second Decade
Second International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference.
Canonisation Cause: Anne Hannon appointed vice-Postulator. Mercy International Research Commission established as a sub-committee of the Archives Committee.
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.
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
Meeting of World Mercy Congregational Representatives (WMCRC) for the Cause for Canonisation of Catherine McAuley.
MIA Vision refined and developed by MIA Members meeting at Burlingame.
First International Mercy Research Conference held at Burlingame.
Board of Directors established.
Planning Meeting of Board of Directors held in Burlingame. Set Strategic Directions for implementation of MIA Vision.
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.
Assistant Directors Heritage & Spiritualiity, Administration &Finance take up office. Third International Mercy Archives Conference held in Burlingame, 5 -10 November.
Heritage & Archival capacity of MIA enhanced by establishment of a library in MIC.
Fourth International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference.
New Mercy redeveloped website launched. Women’s Therapy Centre begin working out of Mercy International Centre (Herbert St.)
Feasibility Study on Global Action identifies three priority issues: Eco Justice/Sustainable Development; Anti Trafficking of Women & Children; Emergency Response to Global Disasters
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.
Exploration and Think Tank re establishing an MIA Development/Fundraising Initiative begun.
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)
First Youth Pilgrimage to MIC – 0ver 150 students attended. (Second in 2013). Mercyworld Website and Social Media enhanced the immediate and follow up experience
‘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