The beatification of Benedict Daswa was celebrated on the 13th September 2015 and three Mercy Sisters were among the 30,000 people gathered to witness the historic event.
The Sisters of Mercy in Soweto, South Africa, sponsor a Skills and Nutrition Centre that provides monthly food parcels to over 500 households and has serviced well over 600 young adults in their sewing and computer programmes.
“Once you belong to a Mercy community, you will always have a home.”- Kiara Peter In 2015, St Teresa’s School in Rosebank, Johannesburg, and Assumption High School in Louisville, Kentucky, initiated the Mercy Exchange Programme.
When, in 2014, the United Nations, declared 30 July to be the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the staff of Mercy House decided to organise an awareness campaign in the city of Pretoria.
Through a project inspired by Ditlhare Mokhema, elderly people reached out to orphans and vulnerable children. The two groups found out how much they need each other.