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Our Calling

Today, in the spirit of Catherine McAuley and Elizabeth McQuoin the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney commit themselves as:

Women of Mercy
Women of Hope
Standing Together
In Solidarity
With the poor
Making visible in our world
God's transforming love

Who we are

Today, although fewer in number, as Women of Mercy, we continue to spread the charism of Catherine McAuley by ministering in various fields – some in the ministry of prayer and others in areas of leadership, administration, consultation and supervision, marriage tribunal, urban ministry movement, adult education, formation and retreat work, hospitality, social welfare, pastoral care, health and aged care, areas of social justice and others through various committees and Boards. We are ably assisted by our co-workers, our Mercy Friends.

Our History

In the first decade after Catherine McAuley's death in 1841, Sisters of Mercy began to go forth from their own land. They had learned from Catherine to be daring and generous and to reach out to newly emerging needs in new lands.

Elizabeth McQuoin was one of those daring, pioneer women, leaving her convent in Liverpool, England to come to unknown challenges in Australia. Along with two other Sisters she arrived in Sydney in November 1865 and established our first convent and school at The Rocks, Church Hill.

Contact Information

Loreto Conroy rsm
Coolock House
29 McLaren Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

Phone:     (02) 9957 5040
Fax:         (02) 9954 4012

Leadership Team

Loreto Conroy rsm:     Congregation Leader
Anna Koeneman rsm:     Vicar
Miriam Grech rsm:     Councillor
Bernadette Mansour rsm:     Councillor
Jennifer Bailey rsm:     Councillor

Our Ministries

The Mercy ministries are easily accessible on the web via the links below.

The Mercy Foundation Ltd -

Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College -