Carmel Bourke
April 23

Catherine's loving and simple trust in God was the mainspring of all her decisions and actions. From it she derived her deep peace of heart and her serenity, and such daring courage.

Carmel Bourke

April 22

We may address God as we would a dear friend to whom we owed a great deal.

Catherine McAuley

April 21

One puts up with fatigue for God’s glory.

M Cecilia Maher

April 20

Catherine McAuley's virtue of confidence in God is a fundamental principle of her apostolic spirituality - her simple, unswerving trust in the abiding providence of God.

Carmel Bourke

April 19

Disengage your heart if it is entangled.

Catherine McAuley

April 18

Keep patience ever at your side, you’ll want it for a constant guide.

Catherine McAuley

April 17

Avoid all solemn declaration, all serious close investigation….

Catherine McAuley

April 16

Now and again bestow some praise.

Catherine McAuley

April 15

Be mild and sweet in all your ways….

Catherine McAuley

April 14

Sisters of Mercy should be particularly kind - the kindest people on earth, with the tenderest pity and compassion for the poor.

Catherine McAuley

April 13

Don’t let crosses vex or tease….

Catherine McAuley

April 12

Catherine "took to heart the people and places where she served."

M Carmel Bourke

April 11

I very much desire that nothing but perfect union and charity should exist amongst us.

M Frances Warde

April 10

Need was Catherine’s touchstone; ministry response followed.

M Joanna Regan

April 09

Though separated, our hearts will be united.

M Cecilia Maher

April 08

If a prudent, cautious beginning is made, there is every prospect of success.

Catherine McAuley

April 07

Catherine enjoyed freedom of spirit in accomplishing the works of mercy. In tune with God ..., she moved forward with works and moved back from them as circumstances dictated.

Mary Daly