We, Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, are an international religious community of the Catholic Church. We let ourselves be formed by our Charism and are committed to social, educational and pastoral projects for the benefit of humanity.

Our religious community was founded in 1856 by Capuchin Father Theodosius Florentini and Sister Mary Theresa Scherer (1825-1888). The community was meant to be an effective answer to the increasing needs of the time in the 19th century. Today, there are more than 3200 sisters belonging to our community in 20 different countries; they meet the manifold needs of the time with openness and energy.


Routes and Locations

Encounter with important places of Saint Francis of Assisi read more↗

Like the clay in the potter’s hand

Recollection Day
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Hearty Welcome in Assisi

Arrival and Opening read more↗

Looking forward to the Formators Congress in Assisi

From 18 – 29 September 2019, the Formators Congress will take place in Assisi. read more↗

Kickoff Meeting

Concretize and implement a new structure in the work against Human trafficking on August read more↗