We should praise and bless the hand that wounds us.
Without passion nothing happens. Without compassion, the wrong things happen.
That the mercy vision within the broader Christian context has survived for 160 years says something to me of its universality.
Mother Catherine's insistence on and provision of good education for girls, middle-class as well as poor children, was a direct challenge to the injustices of her time.
The task of prophets is, in Catherine’s words, to speak what their mind/heart direct and act courageously.
Every Mercy Sister would do well to remember what impelled our first missionaries to cast the fire for the first kindling and made the Sisters "mobilise" their efforts to "give God
God knows I would rather be cold and hungry than the poor in Kingstown or elsewhere should be deprived of any consolation in our power to afford.
The union which exists among you will draw down the favour and blessing of Heaven.
Let us never think any one individual necessary for carrying on the work of God…we can all be done without.
One has to try to espouse Catherine's two-fold commitment to trust and urgency: "While we place all our confidence in God - we must act as if all depended on our exertion".
At times of crisis, Mercy people have realigned and dreamt of new ways of implementing the spirit and vision – indeed – taken the greatest risks.
The choice for a life in union with Christ is a choice for a life within Christ’s church.
One question proposed with simplicity is often the occasion of many instructions.
Catherine was energised by friendship, that choicest of all human gifts.
Heaven’s the prize, so why should one be anxious? God’s eyes are ever towards us.
Confidence in God causes us to hope for everything from His paternal goodness.
It is well for us that God is all-merciful.