• 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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Social Service Ministries

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Sisters of Mercy and Mercy associates minister in many ways outside Mercy-sponsored institutions. They strive to be the presence of Christ in the world. For example, Sister Libby Fernandez is executive director of Loaves and Fishes in Sacramento, Calif., which feeds and counsels the homeless.

Loaves & Fishes was recently mentioned on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Read more at: http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20090218_tows_lisa-ling-recession/2


Mercy Story

  • Associate Lee Flohe persuaded a group of her friends to begin a St. Vincent dePaul's thrift store 20 years ago in Traverse City, Mich. Despite its tourist attractions on the tip of Traverse Bay in northern Michigan, there were always people in need, and in March the unemployment rate reached an unprecedented 13.1%.