The Philippines

The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of our Lady Mother of Mercy (SCMM) is a community of women following Jesus Christ more closely in the Church. It was founded on November 23, 1832 by Msgr. Joannes Zwijsen, Parish Priest of ‘ t Heike in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

On November 23, 1988, the Sacred Congregation for Religious and for Secular institutes (SCRSI) granted Pontifical Recognition to the Congregation. The Sisters of Charity of our Lady Mother of Mercy follow Jesus Christ as the Gospel reveals him- in constant communion with the Father- while devoting  themselves in merciful love to the care of others. They have been touched as their Founder and predecessors were, by the Gospel and by the Good News of God’s mercy. They have been called and have accepted a special vocation to make visible in their lives the merciful love of God and the redeeming presence of the Risen Lord.

In the early 1960's, initial contacts were made with the predominantly Catholic but very poor population in the Philippines. Attempts to start the mission in Butuan City were a failure, until in 1995 when they finally succeeded to begin their first mission.

At present, they have a large community in Lupao, Nueva Ecija St. Vincent de Paul Community and a center for Physically Challenged Adults. They have two other houses in the country Our Lady Mother of Mercy Community at Barangay Mariana, New Manila Quezon City; Novitiate House at Marikina Heights, Marikina City and a Pre-School SCMM Day Care & learning Center at Camia St. Concepcion, Marikina city. The sisters concist of one professed foreign sister, 10 Filipino Professed Sisters and two Temporary Professed Sisters.

Love trough Mercy

We, the Sisters of charity of our Lady Mother of Mercy, are a community of women disciples giving ourselves to God by expressing God’s mercy in our actions in a spirit of simplicity and merciful love following the way of St. Vincent de Paul, protector of the works of charity and under the gentle protection of our patroness, Our Lady Mother of Mercy.

We do this by giving ourselves to heal the brokenness in the world around us, to bring salvation and liberation, especially by our heartfelt concern for persons in need, care for the physically and mentally challenged adults, the deprived, the poor, the oppressed, those who are near and so, too, for those who are far away.

Apostolic Works

  • EDUCATION (Diocesan School, Pre- School; Sponsorship Program for children from poor families.
  • PARISH PASTORAL WORKS (Catechesis for adults and children)


Our Lady Mother of Mercy Convent
34 New Jersey Street, Barangay Mariana
New Manilla, 1112 Quezon City +63 (0) 2721-7627

Diocece of Antipolo
Novitiate House
49 Champagnat Street, Marikina Heights
1810 Marikina City +63 (0) 2941-4772

Diocece of San Jose
St. Vincent de Paul Convent
Castañeda Street, Bagong Flores
Nueva Ecija
3122 Lupao +63 (0) 44958-2225