The Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community was founded on July 1, 2006. The new Community represents a merger of six former regional communities: Albany, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Portland, Providence, and Vermont.
The administrative office for the Northeast Community is located at 15 Highland View Road in Cumberland, RI 02864-1124.The toll free number there is 888-636-3729.
The members of the leadership team for the Northeast Community are: Ellen Kurtz, RSM, president; Michele Aronica, RSM, vice president; Eileen Dooling, RSM; Jacqueline Marie Kieslich, RSM; Maureen McElroy, RSM; and Kathleen Turley, RSM.
The Life and Ministry Administrators are pastoral leaders for the Northeast Community. They are: Mary Cronin, RSM, in New Hampshire; Mary Etta Higgins, RSM, in Connecticut; Jane McGarrahan, RSM, in Riverside, Rhode Island; Marianne Read, RSM, in Burlington, Vermont; Jane Somerville, RSM, in Albany, New York; and Maureen Wallace, RSM, in Portland, Maine.
The Sisters of Mercy minister to those in need, especially women and children. In addition to the three vows (poverty, chastity and obedience) all Catholic sisters take, the Sisters of Mercy also take a fourth vow of service to persons who are poor, sick and uneducated, in particular women and women with children.
You can become associated with the Sisters of Mercy in a variety of ways: Mercy Association, Companions in Mercy, Mercy Volunteer Corps, as a donor and by being employed by the Sisters of Mercy.
The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are located in North, Central and South America; the Caribbean; Guam and the Philippines, with over 4,200 sisters responding faithfully to the needs of those who are poor, sick and uneducated.