The Sisters
at Work

Since 1865, the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney have devoted their lives to carrying on the legacy of Catherine McAuley and Mother Ignatius (Elizabeth) McQuoin RSM.

Catherine was a social reformer, driven by the words of the Gospel and her unrelenting pursuit for social justice. Elizabeth established many ministries in health care, social welfare and education, including Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College in 1875.

Today, the Sisters continue to respond to global and local needs through the provision of contemporary Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.


Mercy 6

Established by the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta and North Sydney, Mercy 6 aims to animate Catherine McAuley’s legacy of Mercy in contemporary, practical and creative ways in six Mercy schools.

Working in partnership with Mercy 6 Principals, students and staff are engaged in tailored programs that strengthen the Mercy charism as well as nurture connections among the six following Mercy schools:

  • Catherine McAuley College Westmead
  • Mercy Catholic College Chatswood
  • Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College North Sydney
  • Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta
  • Our Lady of Mercy College Burraneer
  • Emmaus Catholic College