Pina is very important to our Congregation because of the simbolic and emotional value in the simple life style of the small town. There, Gabriel Mariano and Concepción’s commitment became a reality. The Daughters of Mercy are always at the side of those who suffer.
We go where people are suffering, bringing relief and consolation. That is why, some of the sisters travelled to Ceuta (1859) to help and serve the sick and injured victims of the military conflict. Some years later, with faith and courage, they helped people infected by epidemics in Palma (Majorca). One of them, Sor Luquesia, died from the infection. She is our first martyr in the Congregation. Her testimony, and that of other sisters, is our guide today. We have helped in emergency social situations when natural disasters have occurred; such as Guinea, Honduras, Italy and Haiti.
Following the universal and missionary spirit of our Founders, communities in the Iberian Peninsula, Menorca, Italy, Bolivia, Peru, Texas (U.S.A.), and Mexico were founded. At present, we continue working in our mission with different programs in health, education and evangelization.
- Our schools to be a place where people are able to build a more fraternal world.
- To care for people with other skills as a priority.
- To care for the sick with love and tenderness as a priority.
- To work in Parish pastoral work as a place where we can help and share our faith.
- To collaborate in programs that give attention to new social realities, accompanying the people in their pain and loneliness.
The Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of Mercy, aware of the new demands of society face this moment with eyes and heart set in the legacy of our founders and our roots; font where we receive the sap, hope and strength to be witnesses of mercy.