Mercy at a Glance

The Sisters of Mercy first went to Wales in 1852 when a foundation was established in Pontypool, South Wales, by sisters coming from Liverpool, England. Today, Sisters of Mercy belonging to the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy and the Sisters of Mercy of the Union of Great Britain, live and minister in Wales.

Three sisters minister at St. Non’s Retreat Centre in St. David’s in the western part of Wales. This is a place of spirituality and hospitality.

Additional ministries of the Sisters of Mercy in Wales include the ownership and operation of St. Teresa’s Care Home, a 27-bed residential care home in Fishguard, and parish ministry at a Carmelite parish in Llanelli. Various sisters are involved in ministry to the sick and dying and contributing to the life of their parish and civic communities.