Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan
Main Number: 989-463-6035
1965 Michigan Avenue
Alma, MI 48801
The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, is a religious institute of pontifical right established in 1973 in response to the renewal called for in the Second Vatican Council. Our community received its charism and heritage from Venerable Catherine McAuley who founded the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. A Religious Sister of Mercy vows to God poverty, chastity, obedience, and service to the poor, sick, and ignorant, extending the mercy of God into the complex needs of today’s society.
Ven. Catherine’s legacy of union and charity is an invitation to love each other sincerely in Christ by cultivating the Little Virtues (gentleness, kindness, courtesy, simplicity, humility, trust in God, patience, and forbearance). Integrating professional excellence with the demands inherent in our call, each sister is challenged to enter into a process of life-long formation towards her own sanctification and the salvation of souls.
We invite interested women to our Come and See retreats, held regularly throughout the year at our motherhouse in Alma, Michigan.