We are just beginning to discover the inward merciful path.
While statesmen planned and scholars wrote books about the causes of poverty, Catherine McAuley went into gutter and garret to teach, soothe and shelter.
Shall we all meet in Heaven? Oh What joy even to think of it.
Let us set our hearts on him who lives forever.
May God’s will be ever adored and blessed.
No virtue is perfect without prudence.
For Catherine, holiness was bound up with the works of mercy.
Catherine told us “…not only to obey the will of God, but to love it with our whole heart."
Close to God, all is peace and contentment.
Of the sisters in the Crimea it was recorded that ‘they did more than medicine’. To do more than medicine is still a challenge.
Compassion….the flame of mercy. Compassion enkindles the flame of mercy.
What advantage are works to God? But our working hearts He longs for, and He vouchsafes to plead for them with touching earnestness.
There is nothing of greater importance than the perfect discharge of our ordinary duties.
Prayer will do more towards [our difficulties] than all the money in the Bank of Ireland!
Your love calls to us…in every pebble, rock and hill - to sing of your mercy and justice.
Catherine was an ardent peace-maker – an ecumenical person in a period of bigotry.
As we break the bread of our lives, we touch the World.