In May 1861 Mother Vincent Whitty arrived in Australia from Ireland with a vision to continue the work of Mercy that had seen the establishment of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin. She, along with other Sisters of Mercy including Mother Mary Patrick Potter, Mother Alban Salmon and Mother Damian Duncombe, pledged to care for the sick and needy.

In establishing the values of Mercy, Dignity, Quality, Commitment and Care upon which Mater People base their service standards, the Sisters of Mercy offer substantial guidance and support. As we move forward and tackle new challenges, we carry with us our traditional values and a strong sense of identity that has been developed through a very proud history of devotion and generosity.

Mother Vincent Whitty
Mother Patrick Potter
Mother Alban Salmon
Mother Damian Duncombe