M Carmel Bourke
April 02

The strength of Catherine’s courage lay in her closeness to Jesus, in whose footsteps she was walking.

M Carmel Bourke

April 01

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.

Catherine McAuley

March 31

The Charity of God would not avail us, if His Mercy did not come to our assistance.

Catherine McAuley

March 30

We belong to God. All in us is his.

'Familiar Instructions'

March 29

If we desire to be truly merciful like Jesus, we must expect to suffer as he did.

M Carmel Bourke

March 28

Prayer must come from God….we must beg it continually.

Catherine McAuley

March 27

Catherine’s spiritual vision put no blame upon human instruments for the pain, sufferings and deprivation that entered her life.

M Joanna Regan

March 26

Catherine's desire to resemble our Blessed Lord ... was her daily resolution, and the lesson she constantly repeated.

M Clare Moore

March 25

We should implore the assistance of the Blessed Virgin in all our duties.

Catherine McAuley

March 24

The outstanding feature of Catherine McAuley's behaviour precisely as a founder was not that she was outstanding, though she was. Rather it was her animation of the zeal of her com

Mary Sullivan

March 23

Pray for me that I may be able to render a faithful account of my stewardship.

M Ignatius McQuoin

March 22

Despite its stark realism, Catherine’s ‘Spirituality of the Cross’ was infused with the certain hope of resurrection.

Angela Bolster

March 21

The Sisters of Mercy are eminently practical and over time have translated their tradition and their vision into tangible expressions of the Gospel.

Jan Geason

March 20

Catherine leaves it to us to point out new ways in which to respond to the voices of the victims of a sick society.

M. and J. Tobin

March 19

God has been so good to us; we must do something extra to prove our gratitude.

M Austin Carroll

March 18

Get all the prayers you can for me - that I may get through this new business as well as I can.

Catherine McAuley

March 17

The best way to regard all happenings is as designed or at least permitted by God.

M Patricia O’Neill