"In silence and quiet, the devout soul becomes familiar with God."

Sisters of Mercy Foundress Catherine McAuley

The Sisters of Mercy sponsor retreat and spiritual centers across the United States.  These places of quiet and prayer offer space and the opportunity to withdraw from the busyness of life to reflect on and deepen one’s personal relationship with God. Mercy Is aims to create an online virtual retreat environment bringing together offerings from Mercy Spirituality Centers across the country.

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Spiritual Formation

Our formation programs emphasize contemplative listening, discernment, practice, and reflection.

A Community of Mentors

Our community of mentors and spiritual directors carry on the Mercy tradition of excellence in spiritual formation.


Our Mentors and Spiritual Directors








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.

Mary A. Dillard, Director of Mercy Center Burlingame, California