Programmes

Mercy International Association is pleased to announce virtual retreat opportunities during 2021.
While it has not been possible to open the Centre in Dublin due to COVID-19 restrictions, MIA would like to invite all within our Mercy community to gather virtually for events, retreats, and workshops. Questions about the events listed below can be directed to heritage@mercyinternational.ie.

Three of the events offered below are presented by Mercy Global Action. These Virtual Advocacy Workshops are open to members of the Mercy World who wish to engage in advocacy for systemic change at local, national, and international levels. The workshops will focus on the Mercy Justice Advocacy Approach, which is rooted in the experience of Earth and people, theological reflection, as well as tools and tactics for advocacy and action. While the core of each workshop will be the same, we will give special attention to different priority issues.

Renewal Retreat

Tue 20 April - Thurs 22 April 2021

The Mercy Spirituality Renewal Retreat will be offered in two hour sessions across three days with keynote speakers, small group discussions, and a diverse daily prayer experience. The retreat will focus on three key conversations including Mercy Spirituality: Catherine and Prayer, Eco-spirituality, and The Great Stop: Spirituality during COVID.

Advocacy Workshop: Sustainable Development

Tue 25 May 2021

This workshop will focus on the topic of Migration & Development, ahead of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The workshop will be offered once at 11am and again at 10pm GMT (Dublin) to accommodate timezones.

Young Mercy Leaders 2021

Tue 13 July - Thurs 15 July 2021

The Young Mercy Leaders experience will be offered virtually in three hour sessions across three days with keynote speakers, small group discussions, and virtual activities. Sessions will highlight stories of Mercy, provide leadership formation opportunities, and present Mercy initiatives across the globe.

Advocacy Workshop: Climate Justice

Tue 3 Aug 2021

This workshop will focus on the topic of Climate Justice & Water, ahead of UN COP26. The workshop will be offered once at 11am and again at 10pm GMT (Dublin) to accommodate timezones.

Virtual Conference

Mon 20 Sept - Fri 24 Sept 2021

The conference will offer space for conversation and ideation around the future of Mercy: what does our next 100 years look like? Facilitators will move participants through a variety of topics and guide conversations to challenge creativity. Sessions will be hosted for two to four hours over the course of Mercy week.

Mercy Day 2021

Fri 24 Sept 2021

Sisters, Associates and Friends of Mercy are invited to celebrate the opening of the first House of Mercy, Baggot Street, in 1827.
Details to follow

Advocacy Workshop: Violence Against Women

Tue 23 Nov 2021

This workshop will focus on the topic of Domestic and Family Violence, ahead of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.The workshop will be offered once at 11am and again at 10pm GMT (Dublin) to accommodate timezones.

Foundation Day 2021

Sun 12 Dec 2021

Sisters, Associates and Friends of Mercy are invited to celebrate the foundation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831.
Details to follow