Tag: Sisters of Mercy

Sr. Barbara Wood – Diocese of Albany

Sister Barbara Wood

Diocese of Albany/Sisters of MercyBarbara Wood Horowitz Law

Assignment History:

  • 1974-1978: St. Patrick (Watervliet, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Barbara Wood:

Sr. Barbara Wood of the Sisters of Mercy Order was named in a civil lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Albany in June 2020 along with other clerics accused of sex abuse. Wood was accused of sexually abusing a minor from 1974 to 1978 while serving at St. Patrick in Watervliet, New York. No further information on the allegation regarding the victim’s age/gender was given nor the nature of the alleged sexual abuse was given.

Wood’s current whereabouts and whether she has access to children are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Albany, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. 

Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.

Sr. Mercedes Graber – Diocese of Albany

Sister Mercedes Graber, R.S.M.

Diocese of Albany/Sisters of MercyMercedes Graber Horowitz Law

Vows: 1944

Died: 1997

Assignment History:

  • 1978- late 1980’s: Mercy High School (Albany, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Mercedes Graber:

In 2020, Sr. Mercedes Graber was named in a lawsuit and accused of sexual abuse of a minor from 1978 to 1981 while serving at Mercy High School in Albany, NY. Very little is known of Graber’s activities within the church as the Diocese of Albany has not released all of the information about the age/gender of her alleged victim/victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse.

Graber is one of four sisters of nuns in her family. She joined the Sisters of Mercy in 1944.

Graber died in 1997.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, nuns and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest or nun in New York State, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. 

Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your legal options today.

Sr. Bernadette Marie – Diocese of Albany

Sister Bernadette Marie

Diocese of Albany/Sisters of MercyBernadette Marie Horowitz Law

Vows: 1953

Dead: 2006

Assignment History:

  • 1966-1967: St. Teresa of Avila (Albany, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sister Bernadette Marie:

According to media reports, Sr. Bernadette Marie of the Sisters of Mercy was accused in a lawsuit of sexual abuse of a minor from 1966 to 1967 while she was assigned to St. Teresa of Avila in Albany, New York. She was part of the 52 new suits against the Albany Diocese alleging sexual abuse by priests/nuns. The Diocese of Albany did not give any information on the allegation regarding the age/gender of the victim or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse.

Marie died in 2006.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims and survivors of sexual abuse by Catholic priests and other clergy in the Diocese of Albany. If you need a lawyer because you were sexually abused by a priest in Albany, contact our office today. Although many years have passed, those abused by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Albany now have legal options to recover damages due to a compensation fund created for victims. 

Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an email to adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com to discuss your options today.