News & Events

January 23, 2015

96 Mid-Atlantic Community sisters are celebrating a jubilee year in 2015!

January 14, 2015

Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, was honored with the Chief Executive Leadership Award at the CASE District VI Conference on January 12.

January 12, 2015

Sister Helen Libo-on, Philippine local leader for the Sisters of Mercy, said the sisters are “blessed to celebrate the year of the Consecrated Life with Pope Francis,” who is visiting there Jan. 15-19.

January 08, 2015

Sister Biviana Chique Espezua pronounced her perpetual vows in Acora, Puno, Perú on December 13.

January 06, 2015

In keeping with our Catholic Social Teaching regarding the human dignity of every life, the Sisters of Mercy oppose and work to abolish the death penalty in the United States.

January 01, 2015

In July 2012, I embarked on a challenging, but blessed journey to teach nonviolence to seminarians in Pakse, Laos.

Even before my experience I knew something about the difficult history of Laos and how Christians are regarded there. Buddhism is the predominant religion, with approximately one percent of the population practicing Christianity (CIA World Factbook). Laos gained its independence from France in 1953. In 1975, after decades of political unrest and civil war, it became a communist country, officially known as the People’s Democratic Republic of Laos. Though traditional Marxist communism rejects all forms of religion, the regime in Laos manipulates widely-held Buddhist beliefs to serve its political goals, including forcing Buddhist monks to study and preach communist policies.

December 23, 2014

Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM, has been named 49th Chaplain of the California State Senate. Her appointment was announced Monday, Dec. 22, by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).

December 19, 2014

The last few months of the year seem to be about waiting. We wait for the first snowfall, for Thanksgiving and for the season of Advent as we prepare and wait for the birth of Jesus. The days are shorter, the nights seem longer. Time moves either too quickly or too slowly.

December 18, 2014

The Gleaner of Kingston, Jamaica, published a story about the transition of Alpha Institute from a home and school for 80 boys to a new vocational and educational institution for more than 100 boys, ages 15 to 18.

December 16, 2014

The Sisters of Mercy listened with great interest early this morning as Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, began his comments that would bring the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of U.S. Women Religious to a close.