Special Mercy Days

Mercy Day – September 24

On the 24th of September every year, Sisters of Mercy and their friends around the world celebrate Mercy Day. This is the day on which Catherine McAuley first opened the House of Mercy in Ireland and dedicated it to Our Lady of Mercy. This is a day to celebrate all the wonderful work Sisters of Mercy and their friends do around the world.

Foundation Day – December 12

On December 12 we celebrate the Founding of the Sisters of Mercy by Catherine McAuley. This is the first day that Catherine and her friends became known as Sisters of Mercy. It is a very important day for all Mercy Schools and it is a great day for us to pray special Mercy prayers.

Good Cup of Tea Day – between September 24 and December 12

Just before she died, Catherine McAuley told her Sisters that they should have a good cup of tea together in the community room, after she had gone.

Mercy International Association now asks us to hold a ‘Good Cup of Tea’ day to help raise money for works of Mercy. You can hold this special event any time during Mercy Season (between 24 September and 12 December). It is also a great way to celebrate the Mercy value of Hospitality.