MERCY INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Mercy International Association is the organization of the leaders of Mercy Congregations, Institutes, and Federations throughout the world. It was founded to serve the Sisters of Mercy, their associates, and colleagues in ministry. The Association seeks to foster unity of mind and heart among its members, to increase awareness and experience of their global independence, and to facilitate collaboration of members to meet the needs of today and to work for justice. It encourages and nurtures the flourishing of the Mercy charism within the various cultures of the world.
Upcoming Programs for Students and Educators
Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage
The Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage commenced in 2011 with the visit of Mercy secondary school and college students from across the globe to Mercy International Centre to experience together the riches of the Mercy story before returning to daily life better equipped to be leaders in their schools and world. Learn more here.
- The 2020 Pilgrimage for post-secondary/college students will take place July 28-31, 2020.
- The 2021 Pilgrimage for secondary school students will take place July 13-16, 2021.
Film: In God Alone – The Story of Catherine McAuley
Mercy International Association (MIA) recently announced that the new film, In God Alone – The Story of Catherine McAuley, is now available online. There are two versions of this 23-minute film, one in English and one with Spanish subtitles; you can view them here.
If you are sharing this film in your classroom, MIA invites you to use the following worksheets (available in English and Spanish) with your students:
Ethos Pilgrimages for Partners-in-Mercy
MIA will hold two ethos programs (May 25-29 and September 28-October 2, 2020). These pilgrimages are for administrators, staff and board members of Mercy ministries. They provide opportunities for participants to strengthen their approach to Mercy leadership and mission in the context of today’s challenges.
Mercy Education Pilgrimage
This pilgrimage is a unique opportunity for those involved in the ministry of education. Focusing on the education tradition within Mercy, participants will have an opportunity to deepen their connection to the Mercy story. They will explore Catherine’s story and her approach to leadership in the context of living Mercy today. Learn more and register here.