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Barmherzige Schwestern#

Sisters of Mercy (Barmherzige Schwestern), popular term designating female congregations involved in the care of the sick and needy. In the stricter sense, Sisters of Mercy are only those congregations which have the terms "love" or "mercy" in their name: the Sisters of Mercy of St. Vincent of Paul (motherhouses in Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck), the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross (seat of the Provincial Superior in Graz, Salzburg, Laxenburg), the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St. Vincent of Paul (Austrian name Borromaeerinnen, motherhouse in Vienna), the Sisters of Mercy of the Teutonic Order (motherhouse in Friesach), the Sisters of Mercy of the motherhouse in Zams in Tirol; the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (seat of the Provincial Superior in Vienna). Hospitals run by Sisters of Mercy are in the towns of Linz, Ried im Innkreis, Zams, Innsbruck and Vienna.