Third Decade

Chronology of Mercy International Association Outreach: the Third Decade

January 2012

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

March 2012

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

April 2012

Research project to oppose Trafficking in the Hospitality industry begun. Meeting of 2nd. World Mercy Congregational Representatives (WMCRC) for the Canonisation of Catherine McAuley.

May 2012

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.

August 2012

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.

October 2012

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

Mercy International Centre was one of 100 buildings invited to participate in the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Open House Dublin.

January 2013

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

February 2013

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

May 2013

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

November 2013

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

January 2014

Launch of 20th Anniversary of MIA celebrations.

2014

20th Anniversary celebrations were live-streamed. Live-streaming events of September 23-29, 2014 not only enabled Mercy people around the world to meet online and be together in ways not possible previously, but to do so with a heightened appreciation and sense of unity.

2014

Live-stream of Guided tour for primary-aged students created [https://www.icatholic.ie/catherine-mcauley-founder-mercy-sisters/]

2014

Programmes were provided by MIA for Sisters, Associates and Partners in Ministry in several venues in Southern and Eastern Australia.

2014

The Executive Director of MIA visited the Philippines and had the honour of meeting many of the recipients of aid provided by the Mercy Philippine Support Fund and in the name of all the donors receiving the thanks of the people.

2015

It being the Year of Consecrated Life, twelve Mercy scholars were invited to contribute articles, one each month, on the theme of Mercy. These were uploaded to the www. mercyworld.org website to ensure they were widely available. An e-book produced of the series and made available on the www.mercyworld.org website

2015

Mercy International Reflection Process endorsed by MIA Members and board at their May meeting. It begins with a six month preparation time promoted and resourced through the www.mercyworld.org website

2015

Mercy Global Concern at the UN lobbied intensely and with other NGOs to have the ‘human right to water & sanitation’ included in UN Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda; included in target

2015

The International Room technology was upgraded to enhance the telling of the Mercy Story and the delivery of formation programmes

2015

MIRP Guiding team and Coordinators meet in Dublin to plan the 2016 programme

2016

Mercy international Centre designated as an official pilgrimage site to a door of Mercy

2016

Ceremonial Opening of Doors of Mercy globally for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

2016

Pilgrimage to Rome by a representative group of members of the Mercy family

2016

Celebration of the various ministries of Mercy around the world through the presentation of ‘a bird’s eye view ‘of these ministries in the Stations of Mercy presented on the mercyworld.org website

2016

Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP) afforded the Mercy family the opportunity to discern together globally a shared response to ‘the cry of the Earth and the cry of the Poor’ (L.S #49)

2016

‘VOICES’ set of video interviews with 14 scholars and other experts from various disciplines produced for Stage Three of the Mercy International Reflection Process to assist all who seek a better understanding of the action of God in our world today, particularly in the light of the challenge to respond to ‘The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor’.

2016

Live-streaming of Mercy Day and Remembrance Day celebrations through www.mercyworld.org website

2016

‘Digging at our Conscience’, a resource for those concerned about the impact of mining on peoples and the planet was launched

2016

The Advancing Mercy Mission Programme completed the first phase of the Fundraising Campaign

2017

Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP) Coordinators and Guiding Team, Executive Director of MIA and Members Liaison meet at Baggot Street in March to reflect on the findings of the Reflection Process and to write their Report

2017

MIRP Coordinators work with their Congregation and Institute Leadership Teams to explore ways to support the recommendations of the MIRP Report.

2017

€20 million MIA Endowment Fund target achieved

2017

MIA Nominated for Good Governance Award

JULY 2017

To celebrate the 190th anniversary of the opening of the House of Mercy in 1827, now MIC, the publication 'A Visit to Catherine's House' was produced.

2017

190th Anniversary of the opening of the House of Mercy and 25th Anniversary of the establishment of Mercy International Association

2018

MIA theme: Year of the Family complements World Meeting of Families in Dublin

2018

New Mercyworld.org website launched