At the Mercy Community, it is our mission to empower individuals, restore health, provide comfort and witness compassion and healing to all, especially the elderly poor. We welcome people of all religious beliefs, and our organizations draw people of many faiths.
These values bear the imprimatur of the Sisters of Mercy, a religious order founded in 1831 by Catherine McAuley to teach and care for the sick, poor and needy in Ireland. Her devotion to her mission quickly spread to England and eventually found its way to the United States. Today, they sponsor more than 100 healthcare facilities, colleges and numerous secondary and elementary schools in the U.S., continuing their commitment to comfort the sick and the poor, work for justice and respond to the needs of local communities.
“Mercy” means a decided difference in the quality of care. It means an environment where meeting an individual's spiritual needs is as important as meeting his or her physical ones. It means each individual is treated with respect, and those who are sick are cared for regardless of whether they have many financial resources or few.
We are very proud to call the Sisters of Mercy our foundresses and co-sponsors.