The Venerable Catherine McAuley founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. The visitation of the sick poor in their homes was one of the characteristic works of the Sisters from the beginning. Catherine McAuley's aspiration to establish a hospital became a reality when the Mater Misericordiae Hospital officially opened on September 24th 1861. Today, the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital continues in its healing ministry to the sick, regardless of class, creed, or nationality.
The Hospital's Vision, Mission and Ethos are enshrined in the Hospital's Mission Statement.