Sisters of Mercy

The Religious Sisters of Mercy are members of a religious institute of Catholic women founded in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland, by Catherine McAuley. As of 2019, the institute has about 6200 sisters worldwide, organized into a number of independent congregations. They also started many education and health care facilities around the world.

Sisters of Mercy
Mother Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Religious Sisters of Mercy
AbbreviationR.S.M.
Formation12 December 1831; 189 years ago (12 December 1831)
Founded atDublin, Ireland
TypeReligious congregation
Members
11,000
Foundress
Catherine McAuley
Websitewww.mercyworld.org