Our Focus

Mercy Ecospirituality Center of Mercy Ecology, Inc. is a sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy. We are committed to reflection, education and living gently in mutual relationship with the Earth. We offer hospitality for those seeking solace and to refresh their spirit in the beauty of creation, as well as programs in ecospirituality.

The Benedictine monks of Elmira, NY gave the 39-acre property located in the rural beauty of Vermont to the Vermont Sisters of Mercy. Sisters Judy Fortune and Elaine Deasy directed it as Lumen Christi Retreat House for many years, but after Lumen Christi closed, a group of Sisters established it as an Ecospirituality Center, originally named Mercy Farm in 2010.

The new is always unfolding in our evolutionary universe. We strive to honor that as we welcome all to the sacred land of Mercy Ecospirituality Center.

Sisters of Mercy

Mercy Ecology, Inc.

We are a Laudato Si Organization

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of good will.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)

Action is urgently needed. Our Creator called the human family to be the steward of creation, but we have neglected that call. Our hotter, dirtier, deader planet is driving up the risk of suffering. The most vulnerable suffer above all.

At this kairos moment, we are responding to the call for healing in our relationships with God, our neighbors, and the Earth itself. Through the Laudato Si’ Action Platform, we are walking the “path to renewal” together (LS 202).

Meet The Staff

Anne Curtis, RSM

Executive Director
Mercy Ecology Inc.

Elizabeth Secord, RSM

Director
Mercy Ecospirituality Center

Kayla Buxton

Program Coordinator
Mercy Ecospirituality Center

Mary Santoro

Bookkeeper
Mercy Ecology Inc.

Board of Directors

Emile Berthelette

Anne Curtis, RSM
Executive Director

Dawn Ellinwood

Luanne Firlik,
Vice Chairperson

Pam Greene

Lynn Kennedy,
Chairperson

Aliaksandra Khutsko 

Dan Mackey

Maureen McElroy, RSM

Mary Pendergast, RSM
Secretary

Kathryn Quick

Sheri Butterfield Young

Our Commitment

We are committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, guests, and volunteers and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our policy to seek improvements throughout our operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water, and other natural resources; reducing waste generation; recycling and purchasing recycled products; and reducing our use of toxic materials.