Mercy Day

Maria College will be celebrating Mercy Day on Thursday, September 22. In the spirit of mercy hospitality and Catherine McAuley, comfortable cup of tea packs will be available for staff and students. 

Schedule of Events:

10:00am - A comfortable cup of tea and cake provided by the Mercy Associates in Marian Hall, Fitzgerald Court.

12:30pm - Welcome & Introduction, President Tom Gamble; Donna Conroy RSM '72 will give a reflective talk on 'Reflections on Mercy' in Marian Hall, Room 105  (Pizza lunch for those attending the talk)

Other activities:

- Sr. Laurie Orman RSM from the North East Sisters of Mercy Vocations Team will join us for the day.

- Sr. Mary Daly RSM will write as a guest blogger for the day.

What is Mercy Day?

Mercy Day is an important day of celebration throughout the Mercy World when we remember the heritage and mission of Mercy we share at Maria College. This year theme will be Make Mercy Real in conjunction with The Sisters of Mercy.

#MakeMercyReal: Celebrate the Year of Mercy with the Sisters of Mercy

Pope Francis has declared 2016 an Extraordinary Jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, which runs from December 8, 2015, to November 20, 2016.

How gifted we are to be named Mercy during this extraordinary jubilee year! We are reminded of Pope Francis’ words in announcing this Year of Mercy: “What moved Jesus … was nothing other than mercy, with which he read the hearts of those he encountered and responded to their deepest need.”

Responding to the deepest needs has been our call for 188 years. This year while we seek to deepen our own commitment to our charism of Mercy, we invite you to join us.


The Pope's invitation to give and receive God's mercy during this holy year is an opportunity to share how we "Make Mercy Real." Share your stories, photos and experiences of giving or receiving mercy on social media using the hashtag #MakeMercyReal. Learn how you can #MakeMercyReal in three steps or see how others #MakeMercyReal.

Not on social media? Email us at to share how you #MakeMercyReal.