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.
Prayer must come from God….we must beg it continually.
Catherine’s spiritual vision put no blame upon human instruments for the pain, sufferings and deprivation that entered her life.
Catherine's desire to resemble our Blessed Lord ... was her daily resolution, and the lesson she constantly repeated.
We should implore the assistance of the Blessed Virgin in all our duties.
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
Pray for me that I may be able to render a faithful account of my stewardship.
Despite its stark realism, Catherine’s ‘Spirituality of the Cross’ was infused with the certain hope of resurrection.
The Sisters of Mercy are eminently practical and over time have translated their tradition and their vision into tangible expressions of the Gospel.
Catherine leaves it to us to point out new ways in which to respond to the voices of the victims of a sick society.
God has been so good to us; we must do something extra to prove our gratitude.
Get all the prayers you can for me - that I may get through this new business as well as I can.
The best way to regard all happenings is as designed or at least permitted by God.
Often burnished as gold in the fire, Catherine came forth…more compassionate, more possessed by God.