September 24th, the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, is historically treasured as the day the House on Baggot Street opened as a school for poor young girls and a residence for homeless girls and women. With the education and care of women and children established as its mission, Catherine McAuley’s House of Mercy, today Mercy International Centre, is the foundation for all in Mercy education. Mercy Day is celebrated globally, with prayer and traditional programs. Unique in local planning, shared mission unites all in Mercy on this special day. Mercy Education System of the Americas offers this prayer for all in Mercy education this 190th Anniversary of the opening of the House of Mercy.