Second Decade

Chronology of Mercy International Association Outreach: the Second Decade

May 2002

Second International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference.

May 2003

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

November 2003

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.

May 2006

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

May 2006

April 2007

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

August 2007

MIA Vision refined and developed by MIA Members meeting at Burlingame.

November 2007

First International Mercy Research Conference held at Burlingame.

May 2008

Board of Directors established.

March 2009

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

May 2009

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.

November 2009

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

March 2010

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

May 2010

Fourth International Mercy Leadership Teams Conference.

September 2010

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

October 2010

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

March 2011

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.

May 2011

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

July 2011

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)

August 2011

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

November 2011

‘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

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