Our Life

Vows

The Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy pronounce four vows. They are Poverty, Chastity, Obedience and Hospitality.  

The vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience are the traditional vows that Catholic religious sisters take. These vows are called the evangelical counsels.  All Christians are called to live life according to the precepts established in the scripture.  Evangelical Counsels are unique commitments an individual makes by virtue of their vocation.

We take a fourth vow of Hospitality.  We consecrate our lives to the Works of Mercy. In a special way, we are dedicated to the care of the sick, the poor, the suffering.

Prayer

Our life together is rooted in prayer.  Each day, we gather for prayer and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.  

Community

We live together in community. Our common life strengthens us and it helps unit us in our ministry. As a member of the Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy we devote ourselves to our Lord, our Church , our congregation and to those we help each day. Just as we are devoted to our Congregation, the Hospitaler sisters of Mercy are equally devoted to each individual Sister. Our Congregation ensures that all of our needs are met be they physical, financial or spiritual.

Our life consists of morning and evening prayer, Mass and shared work in our ministries caring for the poor, elderly and disenfranchised.