Foundation Day 12 December 1831
On 12 December 1831 Catherine McAuley, Anna Maria Doyle and Elizabeth Harley returned to the House of Mercy on Baggot Street, Dublin as the first Professed…
World Day of the Poor
After being welcomed by Bishop Drainey a group from Streetwise Opera sang a welcome song in multiple languages. The choir was made up mainly of refugees…
Opening of Avan House
Working in collaboration with Whispers of Hope, a recently established project in Stoke -on-Trent, Sr. Geraldine Sweeney RSM has moved into “Avan House”, the Hosting Community…
What we do
The first Chapter of our original rule written in Catherine’s own handwriting states the original purpose for our existence as Sisters of Mercy.
The Sisters admitted to this Religious Congregation besides attending to their own perfection which is the principal end of all Religious Institutes should also have in view what is the peculiar characteristic of this
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Sisters of Mercy respond to the various needs in our world today. Several of our Sisters are Prison Chaplains or Hospital Chaplains, others visit the sick and the needy in their own homes.