Catherine McAuley and the Jubilee of Mercy: Letters to Pope Francis Campaign
Editor: In Mercy eNews Issue # 636 (26 August 2015), the International Canonisation Committee announced their intention to organise a 'Write a letter to Pope Francis' campaign. The following week (2 September 2015) Sheila Carney rsm, Vice-postulator Americas, provided helpful suggestions for the content of the letter. Today we hear from Brenda Dolphin rsm, Postulator, what then unfolded.
'The first impetus for some initiative on the part of the postulation in relation to Catherine’s cause and the Jubilee of Mercy came from the associates of Great Britain. In response to their request that something be organised, it was agreed to invite people from around the world, who are associated in any way with the Sisters of Mercy to take part in a “Write a letter to Pope Francis” campaign.
The content of the letter was intended to thank Pope Francis for the initiative of the jubilee year of Mercy, to introduce him to Venerable Catherine McAuley as a model par excellence of what it means to live the spiritual and corporal works of mercy and to indicate how appropriate it would be if she were to be beatified in this year of Mercy...'