Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic women who—inspired by the life of Jesus and by the order’s founder Catherine McAuley—envision a just world for people who are poor, sick and uneducated. They commit their lives to God and their resources to serve, advocate and pray for those in need around the world.

In addition to the three vows (poverty, chastity, and obedience) that all Catholic sisters take, the Sisters of Mercy also take a fourth vow of service.

Today, more than 2,900 Sisters of Mercy of the Americas make a difference in the lives of others in North, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Guam and the Philippines.

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Shown above: Catherine McAuley, 2001
Artist: Marie Henderson, RSM
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Commissioned by the University of Saint Joseph in tribute to the generosity of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

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