Mercy Spirit

Our Spirit

Catholicism at MMA

Catholicism is the heart of our mission and our Merion Mercy identity. As an independent, all girls, college preparatory school, we help our students foster their Catholic identity through daily prayer, weekly reflection on the Gospel at our school assembly (called the Weekly Reset), regular opportunities to receive Eucharist and to provide service to the community, and class retreats each year.

We offer a robust four-year course of Catholic theological study instructed by teachers who are practicing Catholics and hold advanced degrees in theology, and who can create classroom environments inspired by faith.

All Are Welcome

While we offer a Catholic education, students from all religious backgrounds are welcome, and are encouraged to explore and grow in their faith lives. We seek to learn from students who come from other faith traditions as they participate in all aspects of our school’s spiritual life. 

Continuing the Mercy Tradition

Our school motto “Live Mercy, Seek Justice” is born from the Church’s adage that “social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society,” and as such Catholic Social Teaching is central to Merion Mercy’s spiritual life.

Merion Mercy Academy is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, and as a member school of Mercy Education System of the Americas, we undertake an annual accountability study to reflect on how the values of the Sisters of Mercy are reflected in day to day school life, and school policies. 

MMA upholds the Mercy Education Core Values

  • Compelled by Mercy

  • Educational Courage

  • Inspired by Faith

  • Principled Leadership 

  • A Voice for Dignity and Respect

Furthermore, we promote the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy

  • Non-violence

  • Racism

  • Immigration

  • Earth

  • Women

Mercy Core Values Wheel

"At Merion, our daughter is encouraged to live a mission of Mercy every day. She is being challenged both academically and spiritually. This is truly the gift of an MMA education.”

—Maggie Oliver ’95, P ’24, Havertown, Pa.

Meet Our Campus Ministry Office

Amanda Carrier

Amanda Carrier

Titles: Campus Minister
Degrees: M.A., Villanova University
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (610) 664-6655 ext. 109
Danielle Gagnon, RSM

Danielle Gagnon, RSM

Titles: Director of Mission and Ministry
Degrees: B.A., Harvard University Extension School
M.A., Fordham University
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: (610) 664-6655 ext. 146