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Catherine the Enabler

'It is Catherine’s humanity/humanness – the kind of person she was and how she related to others – that gives us an insight into her enabling power.

We discover this through her Letters and from descriptions of her by those who knew her well. We see a woman who loved deeply, who was vulnerable and could be hurt deeply, who could make mistakes, who had a sense of fun and laughter, who was flexible and adaptable. It was their personal experience of this human touch of Catherine that enabled so many people to trust in themselves...'

Presentation on 'Catherine the Enabler' given by Caitlin Conneely rsm (The Congregation) at the Symposium - Getting to know Catherine McAuley, organised by the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy. Held at Iontas Centre, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, Ireland on 25 April, 2009. Further information about the Symposium can be read here
Additional presentations given at the Symposium can be accessed from the list in the right side navigation on this page.

Video Length 25:41

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