Every four years the Sisters of Mercy meet to reflect on their life as a congregation of women religious in their contemporary society. The General Chapter is the highest governing body of the group. The life and mission of the Sisters of Mercy receives its impetus and direction from this assembly of the whole membership. At this time also the women who will form the leadership team are elected for a four year term. The following statement has guides the mission and ministry of our Congregation since 2009:
We believe that the Mercy charism embraces the interconnectedness of women, suffering people and Earth.
We believe that the Mercy charism embraces right relationahips with God, self, others, Earth and the life-enhancing nature of diversity.
WE believe that the Mercy charism embraces the energy and influence of mercy presence in the church, in the world and in all creation.
19th General Chapter, 2009