Each of us is invited to a banquet of intimacy with our God.
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.
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.