The beatification of Benedict Daswa was celebrated on the 13th September 2015 and three Mercy Sisters were among the 30,000 people gathered to witness the historic event.
“Once you belong to a Mercy community, you will always have a home.”- Kiara Peter In 2015, St Teresa’s School in Rosebank, Johannesburg, and Assumption High School in Louisville, Kentucky, initiated the Mercy Exchange Programme.
Through a project inspired by Ditlhare Mokhema, elderly people reached out to orphans and vulnerable children. The two groups found out how much they need each other.
In 1987 the Sisters of Mercy in South Africa established an Education Trust and a General Trust to help garner support for their ministries. On 6 November 2014 a luncheon was held in order to report on the impact of the Trusts.
Mrs Topp, a teacher at St Teresa's Mercy School in Johannesburg, entered her students in the Eskom Expo for young scientists. The girls showed great initiative and were awarded for their efforts.