Clinic in Jordan Run by ‘Angels of Mercy’

“Angels of mercy” is how patients describe the Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena who operate the Mother of Mercy Clinic.

The clinic, intentionally located close to a refugee camp in Zerqa, Jordan, seeks to offer physical and mental health care services to those most in need. 

The three Iraqi sisters who operate the clinic can empathize with their patients in their hardship, having been internally displaced themselves during the brutal violence carried out by ISIS in Iraq. The clinic’s top physician, too, is a Palestinian refugee and understands their struggles.

In addition to the clinic’s highly competent and experienced staff, the fine treatment patients receive is also guided by the sisters’ faith.

“As women religious, we serve all human beings without discrimination. In fact, when a patient walks into the clinic, we see Jesus himself walk in and we serve him,” says Sister Habiba Toma, who supervises the clinic. “We serve them with love.”

Hear what the caregivers and patients of the clinic have to say about the quality of care offered at Mother of Mercy Clinic in the video below:

Read the full story in “Wounded Healers” in our March 2022 issue of ONE.

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