a 501(c)3 Not For Profit Charitable Organization

A PROJECT OF THE

SISTERS OF MERCY

& ASSOCIATES

ALPHA MERCY HISTORICAL CENTRE
26 South Camp Road
Kingston, Jamaica
Tel. 1-876-928=4379
Email:
alphamercyhistoricalcentre@gmail.com
ALPHA 
MERCY
HISTORICAL
CENTRE

A SPIRITUAL HUB IN THE CITY

Sr. Jessie Ripoll

SISTERS OF MERCY

Alpha, the flagship institution of the Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica, was started as an orphanage in 1880 by a Jamaican woman, Jessie Ripoll and her associates Josephine Ximines and Louise Dugiol, who later became Sisters of Mercy. Jessie Ripoll became Mother Claver, the first Jamaican Mother Superior.

 

The Sisters of Mercy, originally from Bermondsey, England, came to Jamaica in 1890 and have continued to contribute to nation-building through their work in the fields of education, medical care and music. Mercy and Justice are values that the Sisters have not only modeled in their way of life, but have consistently imparted and instilled through the educational programmes that they have initiated over the many years.

During those years, Sisters of Mercy have operated missions throughout Jamaica and have impacted many lives. 

MERCY ASSOCIATES

Later on, the Mercy Associates became affiliated with Sisters of Mercy. These are women and men who share a mutually enriching relationship with the Sisters of Mercy. The associates seek to respond to the universal call for gospel holiness through sharing in the spirit and mission of Mercy.

In Jamaica in 2016, the Mercy Associates and  the Sisters of Mercy petitioned the Governor General to declare a national Week of Mercy to be designated for the week of September 24th, which is the feast day of our Lady of Mercy.

The first National Week of Mercy was celebrated in 2016 with several events and activities.

NEW PROJECT

The Associates and the Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica are currently developing the Alpha Mercy Historical Centre, that will feature a Museum, showcasing 135 years of history of extraordinary contributions to Jamaica. The Museum is devoted to the collection, preservation and display of artifacts, documents and other historic materials related to the work of the Sisters of Mercy in Jamaica.

Foundress

Sisters of Mercy

December 12, 1831

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Alpha Mercy Historical Museum

The Museum will also highlight the significant contributions made to the cultural, social and educational development of the country by the Sisters of Mercy.

The objective is to promote the retention of the culture and tradition of Mercy in our Jamaican society by inspiring and motivating individuals to strengthen their commitment to serve the less fortunate. The strategic location of the museum also presents the opportunity for the project to significantly impact the revitalization of the downtown Kingston, which is now being undertaken by the Government of Jamaica and the private sector.

The special contribution of this project will be its focus on the promotion and fostering of values and attitudes such as are necessary to drive the full development and transformation of persons and society on all levels of human existence.

AMHC In Progress...

The construction of the Alpha Mercy Historical Centre (AMHC) is well on its way. We need your support now to complete the construction by September 2019 and have it inaugurated before the end of 2019.

The overall construction of the AMHC is estimated to cost - J$70,000,000

The Associates of Mercy have raised and spent J$4,000,000 towards this project.

A sum of J$10,800,000 is already approved by Tourism Enhancement Fund of Jamaica as its been recognized to support the overall development of Downtown Kingston as a tourism attraction. We appeal to you for your support in raising the remaining J$55,000,000.

Donate and Support the Alpha Mercy Historical Centre - A Mercy Hub in the City.

All donors would be recognized and corporate and individual donors who contribute substantially would be recognized as partners with Wall Plaques.

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MUSEUM

FEATURES

- Development of Music at Alpha Boys School

- Contributions to Music and Development of Music in Jamaica

- Archival Documents, Artifacts, and collection of objects and instruments dating from 1880

-Social and Educational Ministries established and operated by the Sisters of Mercy since 1880

- National and Regional Contributions and Social, Cultural and Educational influence on society

- Life of the Sisters who lived and served in Jamaica

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Alpha Mercy Historical Museum

Direct Deposit to: 

Account: Sisters Of Mercy

Alpha Mercy Historical Centre (AMHC)

Bank of Nova Scotia, Kingston, Jamaica, W.I.

Account No. 50765-803927

OR

Make checks payable to:

CMAAA Inc (Florida Chapter)

P.O. Box 970943

Miami, Florida 33197