Spiritual care for your soul: OUR MISSION

Mercy Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, West Midwest, an order of Catholic women religious. Mercy Center was established in 1981 in Burlingame, California, as a retreat center and a conference center for religious and non-religious nonprofit organizations.

Mercy Center provides opportunities for people to become more attentive to the presence of the Divine in their lives and in the world, and then respond with care for the Earth and service to others, especially people who are poor and vulnerable.

East-West Meditaiton
Centering Prayer
Taize Cross
Prayer in the Style of Taizé
Cancer Prayer Group
Mary A. DuQuaine
Director​, Mercy Center Burlingame, California

Dear Friends,

Welcome to “Mercy Is,” the online community for Mercy Spiritual Centers. May this virtual retreat environment be sacred space for each of us to learn, to pray, and to grow.

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Blessings, Mary


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