Sisters of Mercy should be particularly kind - the kindest people on earth, with the tenderest pity and compassion for the poor.
Don’t let crosses vex or tease….
Catherine "took to heart the people and places where she served."
I very much desire that nothing but perfect union and charity should exist amongst us.
Need was Catherine’s touchstone; ministry response followed.
Though separated, our hearts will be united.
If a prudent, cautious beginning is made, there is every prospect of success.
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.
The imagination is one of the most powerful gifts at our disposal.
How a hundred orphans are to be supported never troubles me. God has always sent means…and is bound to help.
Catherine preferred to build bridges rather than erect barricades.
Pray that we may realise that we are poor, and for that reason we must love one another.
The strength of Catherine’s courage lay in her closeness to Jesus, in whose footsteps she was walking.
There are things the poor prize more highly than gold though they cost the donor nothing: the kind word, the gentle, compassionate look, and the patient hearing of sorrows.
The Charity of God would not avail us, if His Mercy did not come to our assistance.
We belong to God. All in us is his.
If we desire to be truly merciful like Jesus, we must expect to suffer as he did.