Our 175th Anniversary

Throughout 2018 we will be commemorating and celebrating the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of Mercy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the beginning of a vibrant legacy of service. That legacy continues today in numerous and diverse ministries, in hospitals, in universities and high schools, in parishes, in shelters and in immigrant detention centers, adhering always to our vow to serve people who are poor, sick and uneducated.

As we celebrate the seven pioneering women who, led by Mother Frances Xavier Warde, brought the charism of Mercy to the Americas, we seek also to actively honor their commitment to service, their sacrifices and their indomitable spirits. We hope that everyone will connect ever more deeply with Mercy by sharing in our celebration. Below are some of the ways in which you may participate.

Read the original invitation from the Sisters of Mercy Institute Leadership Team here.

Perform 175 Actions

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Your 175 Actions

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Reflect on Our History

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“Mercy Then and Now”

Treasuring our heritage, embracing our future

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Treasuring our heritage, embracing our future

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Join in Prayer on Foundation Day

Prayer Service for Foundation Day December 12, 2018

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Prayer Service for Foundation Day December 12, 2018

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Follow Events in Pittsburgh

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Video: Enduring Mercy: The Story Begins in the United States, 1843

Watch and learn about the early days for the Sisters of Mercy in the United States

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Watch and learn about the early days for the Sisters of Mercy in the United States

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Video: Enduring Mercy: The Story of Mercy in Education

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Video: Enduring Mercy: The Story of Mercy in Health Care

Watch and learn more about the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy in health care

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Watch and learn more about the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy in health care

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