Mercy Associates

What is Mercy Association?

Mercy Associates are women and men who discern a call from God to actively engage in a commitment to mercy within a formal relationship with the Sisters of Mercy. Mercy Associates respond to the Gospel invitation of Jesus to minister to those who are poor, sick and uneducated through the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Associates live out their commitments in independent lifestyles, answering the call to mercy within the context of their daily lives. There are more than 3,000 Mercy Associates in our Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, including in the U.S., Latin America, Jamaica, Guam and the Philippines.

All Mercy Associates are called to deepen their spirituality and to extend mercy to others. Associates and Sisters of Mercy support one another in prayer, ministry and community, united in our desire to become more compassionate women and men by witnessing to God’s mercy in the world.

How do I find out more?

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