Celebrating Mercy heritage

28 September 2018 by

The 24th of September is celebrated across the Church as the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy. It was also on this date in 1827 that Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, placed her first House of Mercy and her work under the care and protection of Our Lady of Mercy.

Mercy Day 2018 was celebrated by the Sisters of Mercy, their ministries and the ministerial PJPs that share their heritage.


In Western Australia, MercyCare Ltd explained the significance o Mercy Day on their website.


Mercy Partners had a Facebook post and released their latest Mercy Partners Board Prayer Resource,  called ‘No Hands but Yours’ (Corporal Works of Mercy).

Across Queensland, the ministries of Mercy Partners marked the day in their own way:

  • Mater Misericordiae Ltd (Hospitals and healthcare), Brisbane had a Facebook post
  • All Hallows College, Brisbane had a Facebook post
  • St Patrick’s College, Townsville (not at all disttracted by their visit from Rugby League great, Johnathan Thurstonhad a Facebook post