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Mercy Enews
No. 358 | 06 April 2010

Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, used her inheritance in service of the needs of her time. Today, Sisters of Mercy, through Mercy International Association, use their resources to respond to issues of global poverty demonstrated in the massive displacement of persons worldwide...This vision keeps alive the founding spirit of Catherine among peoples of the world most in need of God's compassion and mercy.
from the MIA Visioning Statement 2007

Feature

Catherine McAuley -Venerable 20 years on

On the 9th April 2010 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the declaration by Pope John Paul II of Catherine McAuley as Venerable. On this day 20 years ago the decree was issued by the Pope declaring publicly that Catherine was indeed a holy woman. With this declaration came the fulfilment of the belief in her holiness by the sisters of her Congregation and many others who knew her and who were responsible for setting her Cause in motion in 1903.

At this time of celebration will you share an insight about Catherine’s life with somebody else and pray together for her beatification or for a particular intention through her intercession?

Messages to Brenda Dolphin rsm - Postulator for the Cause of Catherine McAuley

Editor: The Prayer for Beatification of Catherine McAuley and the Prayer for a Sick Person are online here. Those wishing to add their names or have names added to the list of prayers requested should contact the Vice postulator of their region, details here. Readers of Mercy E-News are invited to join in prayer for the intentions of all those who have requested prayers - see list here.

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