The Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA) is rooted in the Gospel, through the Catholic faith and the Mercy charism. Inspired by Catherine McAuley, MESA nurtures highly competent and deeply compassionate leaders ready to serve a vulnerable world.

-Approved February 23, 2018

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“Let us together in a spirit of mutual collaboration, love of Mercy, and hope for the future bring together one Mercy education system, belonging to one Institute, marked by fidelity to the charism of one foundress, Catherine McAuley, committed to the gospel and in service to the Church. For the journey we ask Catherine’s blessing.”

With these words, on Foundation Day, December 12, 2014, the Institute Leadership Conference set forth with all in Mercy Education to forge what would become Mercy Education System of the Americas.

Mercy Education System of the Americas is an international Mercy education system organized under the Public Juridic Person of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. It holds a delegated governance role and service role for each Mercy education ministry individually and the system communally. Mercy Education System of the Americas was formally established July 1, 2017 to insure Mercy sponsored, cosponsored, and affiliated education ministries are identified within the mission of the Catholic Church and are faithful to the charism, mission and core values of the Sisters of Mercy. The result of the collaborative work of many, MESA is established in hope and trust, with a commitment to that which is unified, with respect for what is local, and with simplicity in form and execution.