"Animated by the Gospel and Catherine McAuley's passion for the poor, we, 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; women seeking fullness of life and equality in church and society and one another as we embrace our multi-cultural and international reality..."
The Sisters of Mercy of the Americas are an international community of Roman Catholic women vowed to serve people who suffer poverty, sickness, and ignorance, with a special concern for women and children. In innovative and traditional ways they address human needs through collaborative efforts in education, healthcare, housing, and pastoral and social service.
The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas was founded in 1991. The congregation recently completed a n eight year reconfiguration in which 25 former regional communities and sisters in six countries in Central and South America became six Communities with geographic names.
The Northeast Community comprises members from the former regional communities of Albany, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Portland, Providence and Vermont.
The Mid-Atlantic Community includes members from the former Brooklyn, Dallas, Merion, New Jersey and New York regional communities.
The NyPPaW (New York Pennsylvania, Pacific West) Community embraces members of the former regional communities of Buffalo, Erie, Philippines, Pittsburgh and Rochester.
The South Central Community includes members from the former Baltimore, Cincinnati, Guam, Jamaica, North Carolina and St. Louis regional communities.
The West Midwest Community is comprised of members from Auburn, Burlingame, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, Detroit, and Omaha former regional communities.
The CCASA (Caribbean, Central America South America) Community embraces members from Argentina, Belize, Chile, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Panama and Peru.
The Sisters of Mercy have served in education, healthcare and social service ministries in the United States, Latin and Central America since the mid-nineteenth century.
Today the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas numbers around 4,000 sisters and almost 3,000 associates and companions in Mercy.
These women serve in almost every state and all countries in the CCASA Community as well as Africa, Bolivia, Canada, Haiti, Micronesia and Puerto Rico.
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