Throughout 2018 the Sisters of Mercy 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 in the United States. 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.
This week Merion Mercy celebrates this anniversary through a school-wide initiative of 175 ways of giving. Student Council organized this giving effort and is collecting 175 (each per grade) canned goods, boxes of crayons, socks, and vitamins for those in need.
Click here to learn more about the Sisters of Mercy story in the United States.