Mercy was founded in gratitude.
When a young Irish woman named Catherine McAuley received an unexpected inheritance, she gave thanks to God and her benefactor. Catherine used those funds to open the first house of Mercy, serving impoverished women and children in Dublin.
Today, the mission Catherine began almost 200 years ago is stronger than ever.
The Mercy Health Foundation Ministry team provides support and resources for all the local Foundations across Mercy’s ministry.