The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is an international community of women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children.
In innovative and traditional ways, Sisters of Mercy address human needs through collaborative efforts in education, healthcare, housing, and pastoral and social services. Among Sisters of Mercy one can find doctors, lawyers and paralegals, theologians, immigrant advocates, missionaries, justice advocates and peace activists, prisoners of conscience, and foster mothers.
The Institute is comprised of six Communities with more than 4,200 sisters who serve in North, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Guam and the Philippines. More than 3,000 Mercy Associates, several Companions of Mercy, over 600 Mercy Volunteer Corps alumni and hundreds of co-workers in Mercy-sponsored programs and institutions also share in our mission, following the example of Mercy foundress, Catherine McAuley.