Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Life Stories

Sr. Eilish Whelan - South Central Province

Sr. Eilish Whelan - South Central Province

I was one of 10 children and born at home in Kildangan, Co Kildare in May 1940. My father was (...) Read More

Sr. Aurea Roldan Santiago - Peru Southern

Sr. Aurea Roldan Santiago - Peru Southern

To begin to remember the history of my vocation is to recall the arrival of the Mission of the Cork (...) Read More

Sr. Redempta Mulei - Kenya

Sr. Redempta Mulei - Kenya

It is a great privilege for me to share my vocation story with you for it offers me an opportunity (...) Read More

Sr. Josephine Nzengi - Kenya

Sr. Josephine Nzengi - Kenya

My name is Sr. Josephine Nzengi, I am the fifth born in a family of fourteen siblings. I was born (...) Read More

Sr. Breege Donohoe - Western

Sr. Breege Donohoe - Western

I come from the parish of Dromard in North Longford. The ‘North’ part of Longford is very important to me (...) Read More

Sr. Lilian Bisieri Misaro - Kenya

Sr. Lilian Bisieri Misaro - Kenya

I am Sr. Lilian Bisieri Misaro.  I was born in a Catholic family in the Diocese of Kisii in Kenya. (...) Read More

Sr. Annie Jo Heduan - Northern Province

Sr. Annie Jo Heduan - Northern Province

I grew up on a farm about ten miles west of Mullingar in Co Westmeath, the fourth of five children, (...) Read More

Sr. Marvis  Mazhunga - South Africa

Sr. Marvis Mazhunga - South Africa

      How I Came To Mercy I’m Marvis Mazhunga, born into a Catholic family in Chirumanzu, Gweru, Zimbabwe. My parents (...) Read More

Sr. Helen Culhane - South Central

Sr. Helen Culhane - South Central

I had never planned to join religious life. In my head and heart I had other plans in store for (...) Read More

Sr. Agnes  Hunter - Kenya

Sr. Agnes Hunter - Kenya

In May 2014, l received replies to my request to take Perpetual Vows. I was very excited and at the (...) Read More

Sr. Esther  Erus - Kenya

Sr. Esther Erus - Kenya

Esther Erus is a Sister of Mercy from Turkana in Kenya. She is a nurse and works at the Mater (...) Read More

Sr. Lucy  Gachuki - Kenya

Sr. Lucy Gachuki - Kenya

My name is Lucy Gachuki and I am from Kenya. I feel humbled and honoured to share with you how (...) Read More

Sr. Celestine Muli - Kenya

Sr. Celestine Muli - Kenya

I was born in Kitui district in Kenya and l went to both primary and secondary school there. It all (...) Read More

Sr. Hannah Ngugi - Kenya

Sr. Hannah Ngugi - Kenya

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will  be opened to (...) Read More

Sr. Joyce Oluoch - Kenya

Sr. Joyce Oluoch - Kenya

Joyce Oluoch rsm I was born in Bondo, Siaya County, Kenya in August 1966.  I am the tenth child of (...) Read More

Sr. Kathleen Byrne - United States

Sr. Kathleen Byrne - United States

Having spent a number of years as a Sister of Nazareth teaching in Wisconsin and San Diego, California, I felt (...) Read More

Sr. Cecilia Cadogan

Sr. Cecilia Cadogan

Cecilia Cadogan Greetings from Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland and from the site of the second convent established by our Foundress, (...) Read More

Sr. Angélica Gonzáles - Peru Southern

Sr. Angélica Gonzáles - Peru Southern

Looking back to the time when I took the decision to take my first step towards Religious Life and entered (...) Read More

Sr. Scholasticah Nganda - Kenya

Sr. Scholasticah Nganda - Kenya

My vocation to Mercy is tied to a yearning that I began to feel while I was in school with (...) Read More

Sr. Emer O'Shaughnessy - Southern

Sr. Emer O'Shaughnessy - Southern

When I was in secondary school I had it all planned out.  I was going to be a teacher, get (...) Read More

Sr. M. Teresa O'Neill

Sr. M. Teresa O'Neill

Teresa O’Neill I was born in 1949 in county Derry in the townland of Drummuck and baptised in in our (...) Read More

Sr. Esther  Murphy - South Central

Sr. Esther Murphy - South Central

My vocation story like most others was first influenced and nurtured in my own home in Co Limerick. Every morning (...) Read More

Sr. Carmel  Lohan - United States

Sr. Carmel Lohan - United States

Do you ever wonder what you’d be if you weren’t doing what you are doing! That’s my thought as I write (...) Read More

Sr. Evelyn Horan - Western

Sr. Evelyn Horan - Western

It began when I was four. I picked primroses for the May altar on the way to school every day. (...) Read More

Sr. Mary Lavelle - Kenya

Sr. Mary Lavelle - Kenya

‘SISTERS OF MERCY TO PIONEER IN TROUBLED KENYA’. Such was the heading in ‘The Irish Catholic’ in March 1956. As (...) Read More

Sr. Doreen Figueiredo - South Central

Sr. Doreen Figueiredo - South Central

Though born in Africa of Goan parents and having spent the greater part of my life in Nairobi I am (...) Read More

Sr. Joseph Barden - United States

Sr. Joseph Barden - United States

My vocation story spans 51 years of Mercy life, and all but nine of them were spent in Florida.  My (...) Read More

Sr. Agnes  Curran - Western

Sr. Agnes Curran - Western

I am the second youngest of a family of eleven, six girls and five boys, born during the war years (...) Read More

Sr. Teresa Sheerin - Western

Sr. Teresa Sheerin - Western

I grew up on a modest farm in Castletown Geoghagan, Co Westmeath, the third in a family of eleven – (...) Read More

Sr. Pat McManus - United States

Sr. Pat McManus - United States

I was born in Belleek Co Fermanagh, to Mary and Patrick McManus. I began my Mercy journey when I went (...) Read More

Sr. Peter Doyle - South Africa

Sr. Peter Doyle - South Africa

Mercy has always been a presence in my life. The Sisters were very active in the Parish as I was (...) Read More

Sr. Elaine Pearton - South Africa

Sr. Elaine Pearton - South Africa

I wonder if any of us Sisters of Mercy had the least inkling of what Mercy really means when we (...) Read More

Sr. Fidelma Heeran - United States

Sr. Fidelma Heeran - United States

My story began in 1942 in Fenagh parish, Co Leitrim, the second youngest in a family of 8 girls and (...) Read More

Sr. Loretto Slattery - Western

Sr. Loretto Slattery - Western

My first contact with Mercy was at three and a half years when I accompanied  my older brother to Scoil (...) Read More

Sr. Margaret McCarthy - South Central

Sr. Margaret McCarthy - South Central

Waterford, Ireland is my home, but I spent most of my life in Auckland, New Zealand. It all started in (...) Read More

Sr. Anita McKenna - Northern

Sr. Anita McKenna - Northern

My life as a Mercy Sister in today’s world is a daily call to be an instrument of God’s loving (...) Read More

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