Whatever trials or difficulties Catherine had she never appeared sad or dejected.
The natural talent for leadership with which God had gifted Catherine was enhanced by her feminine qualities of mind and heart which drew young people to her.
The more questions asked, the more doubts avoided.
May we have grace to turn our trials to advantage.
God’s work is the only thing worth thinking of in this life.
Each of us is invited to a banquet of intimacy with our God.
Catherine's loving and simple trust in God was the mainspring of all her decisions and actions. From it she derived her deep peace of heart and her serenity, and such daring courag
We may address God as we would a dear friend to whom we owed a great deal.
One puts up with fatigue for God’s glory.
Catherine McAuley's virtue of confidence in God is a fundamental principle of her apostolic spirituality - her simple, unswerving trust in the abiding providence of God.
Disengage your heart if it is entangled.
Keep patience ever at your side, you’ll want it for a constant guide.
Avoid all solemn declaration, all serious close investigation….
Now and again bestow some praise.
Be mild and sweet in all your ways….
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….