Mercy’s Heritage: Meeting Community Needs Since 1827

The Mercy story begins at an unlikely time in an unlikely place with an unlikely woman. Thanks to Mercy Founder Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, today more than 250,000 people in hospitals, schools and community programs worldwide carry on the mission of Mercy.

To learn more about Catherine and the Sisters of Mercy, click or download the story below, “Her House of Mercy Made Works of Mercy Possible,” or take a tour of the first House of Mercy, which opened Sept. 24, 1827, in Dublin, Ireland, and remains open today.

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