A Brief History

The Franciscan Sisters Daughters of Mercy had their beginnings in the small village of Pina, Mallorca, Spain September 14, 1856.

Our Congregation was founded by Rev. Mariano Ribas de Pina and his youngest sister, Josefa Ribas de Pina. Both brother and sister were born into this noble family of the island of Mallorca.

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Two of our sisters were martyred and have been declared "Blessed."

Sister Micaela Rullan Ribot and Sister Catalina Caldes Socias were murdered in Spain during the 1930.

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Sor Catalina Caldes Socias and Sor Micaela Rullan Ribot

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