"Each one is unique, a gift to us today, a loving and loved person made by God with a purpose in life. No matter how wrapped in mystery that purpose is. We believe, we accept, we love each person, and we are better people because they have touched our lives."
Sister Rosemary Connelly, R.S.M.
Who we are
Misericordia Heart of Mercy Center is a Catholic Charity of the Archdiocese of Chicago affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy. We proudly claim our Catholic heritage and tradition. Our Community of Believers is inclusive. We welcome all who share our mission of service to our residents. Though we are diverse in backgrounds, education, ethnicities, economics, faith traditions, etc. we are united in our commitment to ensure all our residents receive a worthwhile life. Sister Rosemary Connelly, our Executive Director says: “Our residents are God’s most vulnerable people. They deserve a life, and a life worth living.” Anyone who embraces this vision of care for our residents is a member of our Community of Believers.
What we do
At Misericordia, we believe that all people – disabled or not – should have an opportunity to be meaningful members of their community every day. To that end, our staff, volunteers, and benefactors commit to providing a quality life for our residents. Our commitment is inspired by the words and deeds of Sister Rosemary Connelly.
How we Live
Our life for our residents is built on four essential Core Values: Quality of Life, Connection, Responsibility, and Spirituality. These values are well winnowed and have sustained our work since our inception. The values are embedded in our culture and embodied in our staff.
Quality of Life
We treasure life and respect the dignity of every person. Our residents have a worthwhile life which honors their person and provides appropriate simulation, which enables them to grow and thrive. We strive for excellence in all we do.
We are bound together as a robust community so that our residents are enveloped in love and care. Our residents are persons with whom we form a genuine relationship, with whom we connect, and not simply objects of our care. We bring them our caring hearts so that they may flourish.
Our life is sustained by staff and volunteers who are responsible. Our teams are self-motivated and complete their work with excellence and on time. Our team members support one another and commit to each other’s success.
We are passionate about Misericordia and thankful for the Spirit that has blessed us so generously and abundantly. Our passion is inspired by our awareness that something bigger than we is present here. We are dedicated to making a difference in our world by being the best we can be and serving as well as we can.