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Celebrating Mercy Day

Ngā mihi atawhai.
On 24 September, Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand and Mercy ministries celebrate Mercy Day and remember the opening of the first House of Mercy in Dublin on this day in 1827.

Kōtahi te hā o te tūpuna me te mokopuna
The hearts of the ancestors and the descendants beat as one

Catherine McAuley’s vision of a world transformed by God’s love and mercy was fired by her deep conviction that she and her sisters and friends could make a difference in people’s lives… and they do to this day.

We give thanks for all who join with the sisters in more than 40 countries worldwide to engage in the works of Mercy.

Read more about Mercy in Aotearoa New Zealand and worldwide.