Mount Aloysius College was founded by the Sisters of Mercy, who today number 3,217 in the Americas alone, and have more than 7,000 members worldwide. The Sisters of Mercy, an active religious congregation, are rooted in service with an emphasis on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
Today, the Sisters of Mercy focus on a few key critical concerns: the Earth, Racism, Non-Violence, Immigration, and Women. They understand and act on the need to care for our planet, with goals of sustainability and a just sharing of resources. They also seek to end racism and violence through promoting peaceful actions with a focus on justice. Additionally, they continue to work to overthrow the prejudices and oppression towards immigrants and women.
Through their work, they strive to foster recognition of the connectedness of all people. The Sisters of Mercy acknowledge that in every aspect of our lives, especially service, there is a social dimension. Due to the inter-dependence of all people globally, each of our actions have an influence on shaping the world around us.
It is their strong values and dedication to service which helps guide our campus life and Catholic tradition here at Mount Aloysius College.