Welcome to the website of the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy

On 12th December 1831 Catherine McAuley and her two companions made their vows as the first Sisters of Mercy and the Congregation was launched. 189 years later we are able to reach out to people through the use of modern technology and social media.

Even more today we need to reach out to people during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.  We pray for all those who have lost loved ones, for our NHS staff and health Care workers who give of themselves so unstintingly and we pray that a vaccine may soon be found that could bring relief to us all.

Sr Colette Cronin, Institute Leader

Who we are

Recent news

Mercy response to COVID19

Mercy response to COVID 19 The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to change lives of ordinary people worldwide. Historically, Sisters of Mercy have always been…

CYMFed Flame Congress

A New date for Flame We are happy to tell you that Flame will now take place on Saturday 19 March 2022 at the SSE Arena…

Bread Delivery to Edmund Rice House, Gravesend

Our Sisters in Eltham have been responding to the needs of Edmund Rice House in Gravesend.  This is a hostel that is run for those who…

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

What we do

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Advocacy

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.

Advocacy