Mission and Vision

Every four years the Sisters of Mercy assemble in General Chapter to reflect on their life as a congregation of women religious in their contemporary society.

The 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 of the 21st General Chapter guides the mission and ministry of our Congregation:


Mercying into the future…Misericordiando hacia el futuro…, the call of the 21st General Chapter (2017), impels us to a contemplative and intentional response to the cry of Earth and the cry of the poor as one.

We commit ourselves to be a visible presence of Mercy locally and globally by:

  • embracing a culture of compassion as the core of our legacy of Mercy;
  • listening contemplatively and responding to needs as they arise in community and in ministry;
  • striving to be a spiritual and ethical voice in all our individual and collaborative efforts.


Misericordiando hacia el futuro…Mercying into the future…, el llamado del Capitulo General vigésimo primero (2017), nos impulsa a dar una respuesta contemplativa y decisiva al clamor de la Tierra y al clamor de los pobres que es un solo clamor.

Nos comprometemos a ser una presencia visible de la Misericordia a nivel local y global:

  • abrazando una cultura de compasión que es el centro de nuestro legado de la Misericordia;
  • escuchando de una manera contemplativa y respondiendo a las necesidades que surgen en la comunidad y en el ministerio;
  • tratando de ser una voz espiritual y ética en todos nuestros esfuerzos tanto individuales como en colaboración con otros.