Foundation Day Prayer by West Midwest

Sisters of Mercy around the world celebrate December 12 as Foundation Day of the Mercy Community. On that day in 1831, Catherine McAuley, Mary Ann Doyle, and Elizabeth Harley professed vows as the first Religious Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland. From their commitment to serve the poor, sick and uneducated, the Sisters of Mercy grew into thousands across the globe, reaching the U.S. in 1843 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and establishing foundations throughout the U.S.

A prayer service celebrating the Sisters and the Feast Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe written by Sisters and Associates of the West Midwest is here: