In the spring of 2021 Dr. Mary Ellen Weir and Dr. Daniel Hutchinson of Belmont Abbey College conducted oral histories with those knowledgeable about the thirty years of the House of Mercy’s ministry. Conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the interviews were conducted via Zoom. In capturing these oral histories, the goal was to capture the different facets of the House of Mercy’s story. Included in the interviews are members of the Sisters of Mercy, the leadership and staff of the House of Mercy, volunteers and community supporters, and the House of Mercy residents.

Below are the individual oral histories. Click on the Interview title at the top of the video to open the interview in a new window. 

Interview 01 - Mary Wright (January 15, 2021)

Mary Wright describes the efforts to found the House of Mercy in 1991, and explores the early years of the House's ministry.


Interview 02 - Shirley Stowe (January 22, 2021)

Shirley Stowe relates her experiences as the Director of Nursing at the House of Mercy from 1998-2020. 


Interview 03 - Sister Carmelita Hagan, RSM (January 22, 2021)

Sr. Carmelita Hagan  reflects on her work in providing pastoral care at the House of Mercy since 2002.


Interview 04 - Stan Patterson (February 5, 2021)

Former House of Mercy CEO Stan Patterson discusses his experiences in helping lead the organization from 1997 to 2018.


Interview 07 - Maggie Baucom (March 26, 2021) 

Maggie Baucom gives insights into her time as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the House of Mercy, and discusses how the mission of the House reflects the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.