The Sisters of Mercy are an international community of women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and a lack of education with a special concern for women and children.
Inspired by the Gospel and following the tradition of Catherine McAuley, the first Sister of Mercy, we seek to meet the needs of people who are poor to empower them to achieve lives of dignity. We are committed to the spirit of our Direction Statement:
Animated by the Gospel and Catherine McAuley's passion for the poor, we, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, are impelled to commit our lives and resources to act in solidarity with
- the economically poor of the world, especially women and children;
- women seeking fullness of life and equality in church and society;
- one another as we embrace our multicultural and international reality.
This commitment will impel us to
- develop and act from a multicultural and international perspective;
- speak with a corporate voice;
- work for systemic change;
- practice non-violence;
- act in harmony and interdependence with all creation; and
- call ourselves to continual conversion in our lifestyle and ministries.