Women of Mercy: Sister Rosie

As Mercy Housing continues to celebrate Women’s History Month, we look to some of our long-time supporters to explore what home means to them.


Since our beginning, strong women have nurtured the growth of Mercy Housing from a small Nebraska organization into one of the largest nonprofit owners, managers, and developers of affordable housing in the country. From the boardroom to those welcoming new residents in their very first apartment, fundraisers, and the women that call Mercy Housing communities home, we celebrate and honor the Women of Mercy who have shaped Mercy Housing into the organization we are today.

A Sister of Bon Secours for 53 years, Sister Rose Marie Jasinski, CBS, is a health care professional in direct health care service, management, and governance. During her many years of service with Bon Secours Health System, Inc., she has served in nursing and nurse management positions. As a  Sister of Bon Secours, a Founding Community of Mercy Housing, Sister Rose Marie has been involved with Mercy Housing for many years in various capacities and currently serves as Chair of our Corporate Member Group.  Her dedication to people in need and social justice continues to inspire and guide us as we serve families through stable housing and essential Resident Service programs.

“Having a home is a priceless treasure. Mercy Housing does wonderfully enriched affordable housing. The programs that Mercy Housing offers really contribute to a true sense of home by enhancing the quality of life and bringing people together. I worry about our nation’s affordable housing. Mercy Housing’s work is so important, perhaps more than ever. Even being a small part of this housing ministry feels so very important for all those served. They enhance the quality of life and bring people together. Home is a place that is safe, warm, a shelter from some of the harsh realities of life that can be faced with others who live in the home who are loving and accepting.”—Sister Rose Marie

Today, Mercy Housing and all the women that work so hard to give families, veterans, and people with special needs a sense of home continue to find strength from the Women of Mercy. Throughout the year we’ll continue sharing the wisdom, hope, and mercy that these women continue to foster.