Congratulations to our founders, the Sisters of Mercy, who were inducted into the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame last night at a reception held at the Statehouse Convention Center. Along with eight women from across the state, the Sisters were recognized for making a significant impact on the lives of others and helping to elevate the status of women in our state, our nation, and, in some cases, around the world.
The number of lives the Sisters have touched over the years is overwhelming! Here’s a quick look at the far-reaching ministry of Mercy in Arkansas.
The Sisters of Mercy have opened, maintained and managed:
- five hospitals
- three schools of nursing
- twenty-two schools
- a women’s spirituality center
- a teen education center
- retirement homes
- a ministry for women in prison
Today in Arkansas, the Sisters of Mercy still run/sponsor two schools, two retirement centers, four hospitals, and numerous medical clinics.
Learn more about the history of the Sisters of Mercy in Arkansas.
Photo: Arkansas Catholic photo by Aprille Hanson