mercy

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mercy

(mĕr′sē) [L. merces, reward]
In medicine, the compassionate provision of relief or mitigation of physical pain, mental suffering, or psychological distress.
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Kathleen Sprows Cummings, a history professor at the University of Notre Dame who has written extensively about the Catholic Church and women religious in particular, said the Mercies also had an outsized influence in the U.S.
"The story of Catholicism in America really shifted from a French dimension to an Irish dimension, and the Mercies were really on the vanguard of that....