What We Do

"We seek to relieve misery, to address its causes and to support all persons who struggle for full dignity.”—Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Constitutions, #3

Inspired by our founder Catherine McAuley, we Sisters of Mercy, respond to a call to serve people in need and commit ourselves to follow Jesus Christ. We profess lifelong religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience and service to people who are poor, sick and uneducated.  To this end, we serve God’s people through education, health care, social services, and  ministries that further social, political, economic and spiritual wellbeing. We pray for the needs of our world and the Church.

As Sisters of Mercy we sponsor ministries to respond to particular needs and to witness to Christ’s mission. Within these ministries we, together with our co-workers and those we serve, endeavor to model mercy and justice and to promote systemic change according to these ideals.

See more about what we do below and find out how to join us.

Prayer and Spirituality

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Pastoral Services

Prayer and spirituality are core to the lives of all Sisters of Mercy.

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Prayer and spirituality are core to the lives of all Sisters of Mercy.

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Social Justice Advocacy

We work passionately to address issues of Critical Concern to us: immigration, racism, nonviolence, care of the Earth and women.

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We work passionately to address issues of Critical Concern to us: immigration, racism, nonviolence, care of the Earth and women.

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Education

We sponsor or co-sponsor more than 20 elementary schools and early childhood centers, 38 secondary schools and 19 colleges and universities.

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We sponsor or co-sponsor more than 20 elementary schools and early childhood centers, 38 secondary schools and 19 colleges and universities.

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Healthcare

Our healthcare institutions and programs are recognized for their leadership in quality and innovation

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Our healthcare institutions and programs are recognized for their leadership in quality and innovation

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Housing

We serve as administrators, program managers, caseworkers, health promoters and volunteers in a variety of housing initiatives.

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We serve as administrators, program managers, caseworkers, health promoters and volunteers in a variety of housing initiatives.

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Social Services

We provide social services,assistance and counseling through a variety of programs.

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We provide social services,assistance and counseling through a variety of programs.

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Mercy Heritage Center

The history of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is preserved and shared here.

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The history of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is preserved and shared here.

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Other Ministries

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Socially Responsible Investing

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