Why Canonisation?

The Church has great need of saints. The real innovators in the Church are the saints, holy people whose lives are dramatic with a humble and homely heroism.

Holiness is found in a common day to day life. A saint is someone who offers so little resistance to the presence and the power of God, that God is able to pour himself freely into the person’s heart and fill it with Love.

Why Canonisation?
Canonisation Roles

Canonisation Roles

Responding to many inquiries about Catherine McAuley's cause for canonisation, Members of the Mercy International Association (MIA) in April, 2007 decided to approach the task with a new sense of urgency.

They endorsed the move by the Postulator, Sister Brenda Dolphin (pictured right), to appoint three vice Postulators for the process. In so doing they were conscious that from many walks of life and from many parts of the globe, people whose lives have been touched by the story of Catherine have been expressing a wish that she be recognised as a saint.

Prayers with the intercession of Catherine McAuley

As a Mercy Community, we pray with those in need of physical healing through the intercession of Catherine McAuley. Post a prayer request for someone in need.

If you wish to contact the Vice Postulator for your area, the details are as follows:

Sheila Carney rsm

Sheila Carney rsm

Vice Postulator

2715 Cobden Street #2 Pittsburgh, PA. 15203. USA

Caroline Ryan rsm

Caroline Ryan rsm

Vice Postulator

Sisters of Mercy, 41A Rose Street, Croydon Park, NSW, 2133, Australia

Sister Anne Hannon

Sister Anne Hannon

Vice Postulator

Rachamim, 13/14 Moyle Park, Convent Rd. Clondalkin, Dublin 22 HR94, Ireland

Brenda Dolphin rsm

Brenda Dolphin rsm

Postulator

ITALY: Via San Sabastianello 16, Piazzadi spagna, 00187 Roma, Italia IRELAND: Rachamim, Dublin

Other members of the International Committee in addition to the postulators are

Annette McCartan rsm

Annette McCartan rsm

Union, G.B.

Diane Smyth rsm

Diane Smyth rsm

Newfoundland

Dolores McGee rsm

Dolores McGee rsm

Sunderland, Federation G.B.

Patricia Bell rsm

Patricia Bell rsm

Institute, G.B.

Maria Villegas rsm

Maria Villegas rsm

Philippines

Mary Neven rsm

Mary Neven rsm

Aotearoa New Zealand