Mercy Connections Statement in Response to Systemic Racism

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Mercy Connections Statement in Response to Systemic Racism

Mercy Connections humbly works for social and economic justice for vulnerable and marginalized people in our community. We live the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with a mission guided by a steadfast belief that every person, regardless of life circumstances, deserves dignity, compassion and the opportunity to pursue personal aspirations in a supportive community.


Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Commitment

Mercy Connections humbly works for social and economic justice for vulnerable and marginalized people in our community. We live the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with a mission guided by a steadfast belief that every person, regardless of life circumstances, deserves dignity, compassion and the opportunity to pursue personal aspirations in a supportive community.

During this moment of national crisis, we stand in solidarity with our multi-cultural Mercy community and the many across our country calling for racial justice, equality and the end to oppression of any kind. We mourn with the loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and numerous others, whose lives were taken senselessly and tragically. We condemn their killings and say enough is enough. We reject the misuse and abuse of power. Black lives matter.

In the words of our founders, racism is an evil affecting us all. Mercy Connections commits to do better and act with urgency to disassemble systemic racism through education, dialogue, cooperation and holistic thinking. The time is now for historical change to realize a just and more merciful world. It depends on us.

In mercy,

Lisa Falcone

Executive Director


More News & Events

Mercy Marketplace returns

Shop online or in person this year. Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list and support local artisans, too. All proceeds directly support participants in the Mercy Marketplace vendor-training class.

Mercy Marketplace at ONE Market

The makers of Mercy Marketplace, a program designed to help participants sell their wares, took part in the World Market as part of the Old North End (ONE) RAMBLE Festival on July 30th, 2022. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, homemade food, and more.

Mercy Connections’ Founders, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, Honored at Annual Event

At the organization’s annual celebration on June 7th, the Sisters of Mercy were honored for their service to Vermont, including teaching and administering in schools and parishes across the state, serving on boards and in leadership positions for state agencies and non-profit service organizations, and for the founding of Mercy Connections.

Pens & Pages – back in person!

Our Pens & Pages Class has returned in person! The class itself has been offered and up and running on Zoom for the past two years. We first transitioned to online in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic shutdown. Now, as we more fully reopen as an organization, we welcome back our students to in-person study.