“Centered in God, for whom alone we go forward or stay back.”

  – Catherine McAuley

Mercy Associate Identity Statement

Mercy associates are women and men who hear and respond to a call from God, an invitation to Gospel holiness lived through sharing in the mission of Mercy. They desire to walk with and care for those who are poor, sick and uneducated. Associates, while maintaining individual lifestyles, seek to embody the spirit of Mercy in partnership with the Sisters of Mercy through a mutual covenant. As identified by its founder, Catherine McAuley, the mission of Mercy is central for associates, who share in prayer, community, ministry and friendship.

Catherine McAuley

Catherine McAuley

World-wide we trace our roots to our founder, Catherine McAuley, an Irish Catholic laywoman.

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