Through their fourth vow of service to persons who are poor, sick or uneducated, the Sisters of Mercy are committed to bringing God's mercy to the world.
In the Mid-Atlantic Community, Sisters of Mercy work in schools, healthcare centers, affordable housing programs, retirement centers, parishes and retreat centers.
In each of their ministries, Sisters respond to the needs of those who are poor, sick and uneducated. Sisters are teachers and nurses, lawyers and social workers, poets and doctors, writers, pastoral and spiritual care providers, accountants, musicians, liturgists, parish and diocesan leaders – just to name a few of the ways Sisters serve.
Sisters of Mercy also seek to influence change in our social and political systems by advocating for accessible and affordable housing, health care and education, especially for immigrants and women and children. They also support peaceful solutions to conflicts and responsible care and use of the resources of the Earth. Prayer, contemplation and community enhance their mission of service.
Lay people, such as associates and Mercy volunteers, as well as co-workers, help the sisters fulfill this mission of service to others with compassion and Mercy.