International Good Cup of Tea Event

In her last moments, Catherine McAuley directed that the Sisters would have a good cup of tea together in the community room, after she had gone. Between 24 September and 12 December (the Season of Mercy), Mercy groups throughout the world are invited to join an international 'Good Cup of Tea' event. By supporting this event, you are helping Mercy International Association to keep the founding spirit of Catherine alive today.

International Good Cup of Tea Event


The International Good Cup of Tea Event was first held when people across the Mercy world were invited to support Mercy International Association on Friday 11/11/11. The aim was to celebrate the life and legacy of Catherine McAuley and to raise funds for the ongoing work of Mercy International Association.

Sacred Garden Project

Funds raised at the 2018 Good Cup of Tea events will contribute to The Sacred Garden Project, the creation of a place of peace and tranquillity for all pilgrims. This will encompass a Remembering Space to reflect and renew, an upgrade of the fountain and rill, the addition of a bronze globe - a symbol of the worldwide Mercy family, and an invitation 'to care for our common home'.

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Anyone can host a Good Cup of Tea event!

We invite people across the Mercy world – in communities, schools, hospitals and places of ministry or any other chosen place – to organize and hold a ‘Good Cup of Tea’ event, where donations on the day are made to Mercy International Association. Anyone can host a Good Cup of Tea event. Whether you raise €10, €100 or €1000, you will be part of a worldwide event that really does make a difference.