Mercy Sister Lillian Murphy, a longtime champion of affordable housing in the United States, is being remembered both for her leadership of Mercy Housing Inc. and her passionate belief that housing is a human right and a matter of justice.

Sister Lillian died July 25, 2019, in San Francisco. She was 78.

"If you know Sister Lillian you know that there are no words that truly reflect the level of gratitude we all feel for her lifelong commitment of service to others and more specifically her gift of leadership to Mercy Housing for the past 32 years," Jane Graf, president and CEO of Mercy Housing, said in a statement.

Sister Lillian received wide recognition for her ministry, including most recently Mercy Housing's Dignity Award, given at a celebration of Mercy Housing's 35th anniversary in October 2017.

Read the tribute in full to learn more about Sister Lillian.

 

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