• We have one solid comfort amidst this little tripping about, our hearts can always be in the same place, centered in God, for whom alone we go forward or stay back.

    - Catherine McAuley



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"The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are impelled to commit our lives and resources to act in solidarity with the economically poor of the world, especially women and children."
--Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Institute Direction Statement

The new "third wave" of ministry is affordable housing, which focuses not just on constructing buildings, but on creating healthy communities. The lack of affordable housing is creating a huge gap between the poor and the rest of society in America. The Sisters of Mercy are involved in a number of ministries that shelter and care for those most in need of housing. Mercy Housing, Inc., headquartered in Denver and originally founded in 1981 by Sister Mary Terese Tracy in Omaha, addresses the need by creatively leveraging funding and supporting residents with services they need to steady their lives. Read the success stories of Mercy Housing, Inc.


Mercy Story

  • McGrathIn what she calls “her former life,” Sister Rosanne McGrath was a junior high classroom teacher, a religious education teacher and principal of an elementary school. At age 60, she felt she needed a change. After time for reflection and the inspiration of meeting a Catholic woman therapist, she asked Mercy leadership if she could begin studies as a holistic healing practitioner. Now after 1,000 class hours, she has a business called Wholistic Healing Journey. For the last five years she has been presenting a four-hour workshop on health and wellness at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, Calif. Topics covered are prayer, diet, exercise, and massage. She is available to make this presentation to groups. Contact her at pinkie_mcgrath@yahoo.com.