December 19, 2018

175 Years of Mercy in the United States

Editor: On 21 December, 2018, the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the seven founding Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—the establishment of the Mercy community in the United States.

‘They came at the time of the winter solstice when earth was beginning to turn again to the light; on the day when the "O Antiphons" of Advent bid us pray that the Sun of Justice will enlighten our lives. They came with a new bishop to a new local church in a new country to find here and to reveal here the mercy of God. They came in hope and we were called to one and the same hope when we were called.’ (Sheila Carney rsm)

Read the story by Sheila Carney rsm

On 21 December, join with the members of the Institute in celebration through prayer, by learning about their Mercy history and legacy, or following events in Pittsburgh once the page has been updated.

Messages to: Sisters of Mercy c/- Institute Communications Office

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