News & Events

Sisters of Mercy Grieve Violence and Loss of Life - When Will This Stop?

February 15, 2018

Sisters of Mercy unite in prayer for those in Parkland, Florida whose sense of safety in their schools has been irrevocably broken. We also decry the industries, systems, and culture that enable this terrible hate and violence.

Emergency Faith Delegation Witnesses Civil Unrest in Honduras

February 04, 2018

The emergency delegation of 56 faith leaders and social justice advocates has returned after traveling to Honduras to witness firsthand the continuing widespread civil unrest following that country’s November 27 contested presidential election.

We Celebrate the 2018 Jubilarians!

January 26, 2018

Sixty-nine Sisters of Mercy in the Mid-Atlantic Community celebrate jubilees in 2018!

Sisters of Mercy Co-Lead Emergency Delegation to Honduras

January 23, 2018

Fifty-six faith leaders and social justice advocates are traveling to Honduras Jan. 24-30 to witness first-hand the continuing widespread civil unrest following that country's Nov. 26 contested presidential election, and to be in solidarity with fellow religious partners ministering with the people of Honduras.

Sisters of Mercy Condemn President Trump's Racist Remarks

January 12, 2018

The Sisters of Mercy find it appalling that President Trump in meetings with legislators on January 11 apparently used vulgar and offensive language to describe Haiti, El Salvador and countries in Africa. We find the sentiment behind the comments even more troubling.

Mid-Atlantic Sister Receives Papal Honor

January 09, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Sister Maureen Crissy, RSM, will be recognized for distinguished service to the Church and Papal Office.

Mercy President Responds to End of TPS Protections for Salvadoran Nationals

January 08, 2018

The Trump Administration's end to immigration protections for over 200,000 Salvadoran nationals represents a cruel injustice and further disregard for our nation’s professed humanitarian values and moral obligation to defend the vulnerable.

Statement on National Migration Week from Sister Patricia McDermott, President of the Sisters of Mercy

January 03, 2018

During National Migration Week – and every day – the Sisters of Mercy stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers who are forced by poverty, persecution or violence in their native countries to flee their homes, loved ones and livelihoods, desperately seeking safety and the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.

Philippines Needs Recovery Assistance After Typhoon Vinta

January 02, 2018

On December 21, Typhoon Vinta made landfall in the Province of Lanao del Norte in the Philippines. A subsequent mudslide occurred in Tubod, claiming the lives of 60. Mercy Junior College was able to house some victims. 

Pray for Those Impacted by Death Penalty (June through November 2017)

December 18, 2017

The Sisters of Mercy advocate for abolishing the death penalty out of a firm commitment to honor the dignity of all human life. We therefore lament the executions of the following persons from January to May 2017.