About Us

The Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland is a congregation of women religious who live and minister in Canada and in Peru according to the spirit of our foundress, Catherine McAuley.

Catherine McAuley’s gift of Mercy shaped the story and ideals of the congregation she founded and became the hallmark of its mission and spirituality. Three Sisters of Mercy from Ireland arrived in Newfoundland in 1842. These three Sisters of Mercy formed the first community of Mercy in North America.

The story of Mercy in this province is one that is rich in history and tradition, steeped in and shaped by the unique culture of Newfoundland and Labrador, the most easterly province of Canada.