When the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Newry from Kinsale on 26th June 1855, at the invitation of Dr. Michael Blake, Bishop of Dromore, they were greatly dismayed and distressed by the poverty and plight of the people who lived in dreadful conditions.......
On 23rd July 2014, the Convent of Mercy in Baggot Street Dublin was dedicated as Mercy International Centre by Mercy International Association. Since that time, it has become the living centre of Mercy for Sisters of Mercy, colleagues and associates.
Sr. Helen Culhane has won the 'Local Heroes' Award in the Pride of Ireland Awards held on June 3rd last. She was awarded for her work with grieving children in the Children's Grief Project, Limerick. Congratulations Helen.
From September 23rd - 29th 2014, Mercy International Association will celebrate its 20th anniversary. There is a packed programme of events which you might be intersested in attending. Book early to avoid disappointment....
Even though we do not as yet have a miracle that is acceptable to the Congregation for Causes, there is plenty happening around the world that underlines the extent of Catherine’s fame for holiness which is one of the most important canonisation criteria.
Why are journalists and TV presenters as well as the ordinary people in the street willing to say “We all love Francis”? The message that Pope Francis shares is “old” but the “tone” is new and this it seems is what has caught peoples’ imagination today.
The MECPATH (Mercy - End Child Prostitution and Trafficking in Hospitality Sector) Team and volunteers gathered in the Atrium of the Department of Justice and Equality, Stephen’s Green for the first Training Session for Hoteliers.
The MECPATH volunteers are now ready to visit the first round of hotels and meet with their general managers and key hotel personnel. The aim of MECPATH is to raise awareness and to end child sexual exploitation in the travel and hospitality sectors.
On Wednesday 20th November Srs. Mary Ryan RSM and Denise Boyle fmdm, met with the Executive Council of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF).The outcome of our meeting was that Michael Vaughan President of the IHF pledged full support for the MECPATH Campaign