The Sisters of Mercy are 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. The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy includes six geographic communities. The South Central Community spans 18 states, Guam and Jamaica.
Sisters of Mercy are women who commit their lives to serving God's people, especially those who are sick, economically poor and uneducated. In the spirit of the Gospel, our mission is to help overcome the obstacles that keep them from living full and dignified lives. A life of prayer and community animates and supports us in our mission.
Animated by the Gospel and Catherine McAuley's passion for the economically poor, we, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, are impelled to commit our lives and resources to act in solidarity with
- the economically poor of the world, especially women and children;
- women seeking fullness of life and equality in church and society;
- one another as we embrace our multicultural and international reality.
This commitment will impel us to
- develop and act from a multicultural and international perspective;
- speak with a corporate voice;
- work for systemic change;
- practice nonviolence;
- act in harmony and interdependence with all creation; and
- call ourselves to continual conversion in our lifestyle and ministries.