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Inspired by the life of Jesus and by their founder Catherine McAuley, the Sisters of Mercy envision a just world for people who are poor, sick and uneducated.  The Sisters of Mercy are women of faith who commit their lives to God and their resources to serve, advocate and pray for those in need around the world.

175th Anniversary of Sisters of Mercy in the United States

View 175th anniversary web page here.

In 2018 the Sisters of Mercy commemorated and celebrated the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the beginning of a vibrant legacy of service. Resources include videos featuring the history of the Sisters of Mercy in the United States, the history of Mercy education and the history of Mercy health care.

Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology: The MAST Journal

The MAST Journal is published three times a year by the Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology. Each issue contains essays exploring a particular theme. Recent themes have included:

  • Forgiveness
  • Go Out to All the World: Mercy Foundresses
  • Concerns of Pope Francis

The MAST Journal archives are located here. Holding your cursor over each issue title will allow you to preview the essays in that issue, and clicking on the issue title will bring you to a PDF of that issue. Subscription info for The MAST Journal is located here.

New Membership Poster

New Membership Poster 8.5 x 11

New Membership Poster 11 x 17

Pray for these women on the path to becoming Sisters of Mercy.

Vocations Lessons from GSR in the Classroom

View lesson plans here.

GSR in the Classroom helps students learn about the varied missions and ministries of Catholic women religious — and religious life — around the world. Each lesson explores Global Sisters Report articles and columns more deeply by posing questions that first open readers’ minds to new learning, then help them understand what they’ve read. Other features deepen the message with pertinent passages from Scripture and Catholic social teaching. … Each lesson sends learners forth in prayer.

Teacher guides provide important background about the issues that each lesson explores, as well as engaging activities to focus the group and prayers that classes can lift up together.

… Most activities are easily adapted for group or individual use. Likewise, while our current target audience is high school learners, most elements are flexible enough for use by middle-school students as well.

What is the Process of Becoming a Sister of Mercy?

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