International Nurses Day - Honouring Those Who Care
With a long and impressive history of compassionate and competent nursing care around the world, the Sisters of Mercy honour and celebrate the contribution of all nurses to the health and wellbeing of those in their care.
From the earliest days of the Sisters of Mercy, Nursing has been a core ministry of the Sisters, and a means by which Sisters could bring the compassionate love of God, to those in need of healing.
May 12, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, marks International Nurses Day, an annual international celebration of the contribution of Nurses and the Nursing Profession, to the health and wellbeing of society and its members.
The Sisters of Mercy, who worked alongside Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War, and on whom Florence Nightingale depended, today provide healthcare around the globe whether in large, state of the art hospitals and health facilities or in the streets of developing countries and refugee camps. Irrespective of the location or setting, Sisters of Mercy and their colleagues and ministry partners strive to provide care that is compassionate and competent, respecting the inherent dignity of each individual.
On this International Nurses Day, the Sisters of Mercy reflect with gratitude on the generous and dedicated service of Nurses around the world, and pray that their healing ministry will bring wholeness to those in need.