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Alpha’s music programme has been increasing its audio mixing and recording activities with much of the focus on radio content. Listen to sample radio ads, promos and podcasts produced by Alpha students with the support of Help Jamaica, PACE Canada and Budget Rent A Car Jamaica.


The Alpha Institute is strongly connected to the natural environment and the earth is a critical concern of the Sisters of Mercy who sponsor Alpha. “The environment is a critical concern of the Sisters of Mercy,” says Alpha’s Executive Director, Sister Susan Frazer. “I am so proud that we will be able to pass along these values”. In this season of creation from Sept 1 to October 4, we invite you to click below to learn about Alpha’s activities and ways you can engage as well.


Mercy Week celebrates Catherine McAuley, our Mercy identity and heritage, and the many expressions of Mercy in our community. At the heart of Mercy Week is the celebration of Mercy Day on Tuesday, September 24. It was on this date in 1827 that Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, and her early companions established the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland. In 2016, Jamaica’s Governor General, Sir Patrick Allen, issued a proclamation that, from then onwards, the week in which September 24, Mercy Day, falls would be  National Mercy Week here in Jamaica. The proclamation read as follows:

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