New Evangelization:

Missions Around the World

Our Holy Father Benedict XVI, in his homily at the papal Mass on the Solemnity of the Holy apostles Peter and Paul on Sunday, June 28, 2010 stated:

Mercedarian Sister with baby

The challenges of the present time, the historical and social and, especially, the spiritual challenges, are certainly beyond the human capacity. […] Yet Jesus himself had shown them that with faith in God nothing is impossible and that a few loaves and fish, blessed and shared, could satisfy the hunger of all. However, there was not and there is not hunger solely for material food: there is a deeper hunger that only God can satisfy. Human beings of the third millennium want an authentic, full life; they need truth, profound freedom, love freely given. Even in the deserts of the secularized world, man's soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

There are regions of the world that are still awaiting a first evangelization; others that have received it, but need a deeper intervention; yet others in which the Gospel put down roots a long time ago, giving rise to a true Christian tradition but in which, in recent centuries with complex dynamics the secularization process has produced a serious crisis of the meaning of the Christian faith and of belonging to the Church.

We, Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, actively participate in this New Evangelization not only through education in our schools and parishes but in missions.

We have missions in

  • Cuba
  • Guatemala
  • Mozambique

In the United States we have a mission house, the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This community was established for the purpose of bringing people back to the sacramental life of the Church, and to pray for vocations to the priesthood and sanctity of religious life through adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


Our Presence in the USA: Schools and Prayer Center of our Religious Family in the United States. 

Locations of Mercedarian Sisters in USA