Aotearoa New Zealand

Sisters of Mercy were the first religious sisters to come to Aotearoa New Zealand, arriving in Auckland from Ireland in 1850. From 1850 to 1897 four Mercy Congregations were founded in Aotearoa New Zealand.

On 12 December 2005 the four congregations became a single Congregation – Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.

Today around 200 sisters are engaged in mission in Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa. Sisters are also missioned to Chile and Australia.

Te Whakaminenga Chapter 2014


Te Whakaminenga Chapter 2014 calls us to
whakawhanaungatanga make right relationship happen.
In our South Pacific context Mercy comes to life
in unfolding spirals of reflection and action.
The weaving expresses the value of manaakitanga hospitality
common to the cultures of Aotearoa, Tonga and Samoa
and all is held in the colours of the ocean
that surrounds and connects our island nations.

Contact Us

L-r: Katrina Fabish rsm, Sue France rsm, Raylene Dwyer rsm, Judith Moroney rsm, Tui Cadigan rsm

Key contact:
Katrina Fabish rsm
Congregational Leader

Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa
Sisters of Mercy New Zealand
PO Box 12731
Wellington 6144
New Zealand

Phone: 64 4 831 0300
Fax: 64 4 831 0302