In the Mid-Atlantic Community, about 950 Sisters of Mercy, a Roman Catholic religious order, have professed lifelong vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service to the poor, sick and ignorant.
The fourth vow of service motivates each Sister to extend the mercy of God to others as she reaches out to those most in need in the world. In keeping with their mission, Sisters serve in educational and health care settings, parishes and dioceses, pastoral, social, spiritual and community programs. Sisters of Mercy also advocate for persons marginalized within society, especially in the areas of immigration, non-violence, anti-racism, women and care of the Earth.
Sisters from the Mid-Atlantic Community serve in 20 states in the United States and a variety of countries in South America. Wherever Sisters serve, they help people in need and serve them with mercy and compassion. Sisters live in community where prayer and mutual support sustain their lives. Even though most Sisters of Mercy live very active lives, prayer and contemplation are a significant part of each Sister’s day. Sisters of Mercy follow the example of Jesus and model the compassion of their foundress, Catherine McAuley.
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