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.
The Sisters of Mercy in Soweto, South Africa, sponsor a Skills and Nutrition Centre that provides monthly food parcels to over 500 households and has serviced well over 600 young adults in their sewing and computer programmes.
“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.