Share the ways you give and receive God's mercy. Follow these three steps.

This is an exciting time of year for the Mercy community as we prepare to celebrate Mercy Day on September 24. On this day in 1827, Catherine McAuley made mercy real for her community of Dublin by opening the doors of the first House of Mercy and offering her compassion and hospitality for those in need. The house remains a symbol of her legacy of mercy to the world 190 years later. 

What legacy of mercy will each of us leave? As we did last year, this year we’d love to hear how you and others #MakeMercyReal.

Express how you open your heart to others. Tell us how you strive to live the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy or how a sister changed your life. Post on social media and share with us your photos, artwork, written reflections and events using the hashtag #MakeMercyReal. Or email your story to makemercyreal@sistersofmercy.org.

Step 1: Do a Work of Mercy

#MakeMercyReal Step 1 - Do a Work of Mercy

Feed the hungry. Visit the sick. Choose from the list of corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Step 2: Capture the Moment

Make Mercy Real Step 2 - Capture the moment

Snap a photo. Reflect upon and write about your experience.

Step 3: Share to Inspire Others

Make Mercy Real Step 3 - Inspire others to do likewise

Share your photo or reflection on social media with the hashtag #MakeMercyReal to encourage family and friends to help bring mercy into the world. Don't use social media? Email us at makemercyreal@sistersofmercy.org to share how you #MakeMercyReal.

#MakeMercyReal Examples