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Redemptorists lease former residence to Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy—Mid-Atlantic Community recently leased the Redemptorists’ former seminarian residence in Whitestone, NY.

The St. Alphonsus Formation Residence will become a Convent of Mercy where 30 senior Sisters of Mercy from Brooklyn, Long Island, and other parts of New York will live.

Last year, the Redemptorists moved their 20 philosophy students and nine formation staff members to the rectory at Immaculate Conception Church in the Bronx. Also last year, the Sisters of Mercy began looking for a suitable residence for some of their senior sisters.

“The Parsons Boulevard location offers an ideal convent residence for our older sisters. The building has a beautiful chapel and simple, but lovely rooms and common areas. The locale has green open space, ample parking, and is centrally located in the New York area where our sisters have ministered for many years. We are pleased to have developed this relationship with the Redemptorists,” says Sister Christine McCann, the President of the Mid-Atlantic Community of the Sisters of Mercy.

“The Redemptorists are grateful that what has been a sacred space for us since we purchased the property in the late 1980s will continue to have a special mission in the Church,” says Baltimore Provincial Father Patrick Woods. “In particular, we are happy that the beautiful chapel will continue to serve as a worship site.”

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