A mission-minded woman, Catherine McAuley founded Sisters of Mercy. In 1827 she was moved to respond to the suffering and poverty she witnessed around her in Dublin, Ireland. With a $1 million inheritance she established the first House of Mercy in Dublin. Today, we continue to strive to carry on Catherine’s mission to serve the poor, sick and uneducated - especially women, children and the elderly.
Striving to continue the legacy of Catherine McAuley, the Women with a Mission society combines resources, vision and passion for helping others to support and improve health care in the Jefferson Community.
Women with a Mission brings together women from diverse backgrounds who share the common goal of making a difference. Leveraging the power of giving together, membership is open to all who support Mercy with a $1,000 annual gift.
Each year, members are equal partners in deciding how the funds raised will make an impact at Mercy Hospital Jefferson.
Women with a Mission gathers quarterly for educational and social events. While attendance is encouraged, it is not required.