Mercy Legacy Society

Moved by the needs of people suffering from poverty, hunger and lack of shelter, Sisters of Mercy Foundation Catherine McAuley used her inheritance to build a house for religious, educational and social services for women and children of Dublin, Ireland. She founded the Sisters of Mercy in 1831, and inspired many to join her ministry to help the sick, the poor and the uneducated. Today, the Sisters of Mercy continue Catherine's legacy around the world, focusing on health care, education, housing and care for the poor and elderly.

Mercy Foundation recognizes donors who include the Foundation in a will, trust, designation, or other gift plan at certain levels with membership in the Mercy Legacy Society. Members are invited to exclusive events, seminars, tours and more. Members also are honored at the annual McAuley and Legacy Societies Celebration where they receive a beautiful Irish teapot that symbolizes Catherine McAuley's renowned hospitality.

If you have included Mercy Foundation in a will, trust, designation or other gift plans, we would like to thank and honor you with membership in the Mercy Legacy Society. Please complete our member profile form.

When you join the Mercy Legacy Society, you demonstrate your commitment to Mercy Foundation's mission to enhance the lives of those in need in the community. Your gift strengthens Sisters of Mercy ministries and supports our mission in perpetuity.

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