Catherine McAuley

Founder of Sisters of Mercy 1778-1841


Loving God, You chose Catherine McAuley for the service of your people who are poor, sick and uneducated. You inspired her to found the Sisters of Mercy so that these good works might endure. Give to each of us a portion of her compassionate spirit and an ardent desire to serve your suffering people.

Bless all our undertakings and grant that union and charity may always thrive among us.

Graciously, hear our prayer for Catherine and by granting the favors we ask through her intercession, hasten the day when her sanctity will be celebrated by all the Church. Amen.

Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream

Lincoln and Sr. Ann

Mercy Association Director, Mr. Lincoln Sigwald and Sr. Ann Marie Wilson facilitated the "Awakening the Dreamer" symposium.

The South Central Community of the Sisters of Mercy, in collaboration with the Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Office, held the symposiumAwakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream, on February 12, at Sister Roberta Center in Tamuning. In attendance at this inaugural symposium were the Guam Mercy Community, their associates, co-ministers in Mercy administered schools, and board of directors of Mercy sponsored ministries.  Sister Ann Marie Wilson, RSM and Mercy Associate Director Mr. Lincoln Sigwald, facilitated the consciousness raising process that made the participants aware of the scope and urgency of the current crises in the environment. At the end of the symposium, the participants expressed their longing and personal stand for creating an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on the planet.

Margarita Pangelinan

L-R: Sr. Francis Jerome Cruz, president of the Academy of Our Lady of Guam, Sister Doris San Agustin, principal of Saint Anthony School, listen to Margarita Pangelinan, Santa Barbara Catholic School's Social Studies teacher as she shares her reflection about environmental issues on Guam at the symposium.

2 comments to Awakening the Dreamer: Changing the Dream

  • Lincoln Sigwald, Mercy Associate

    What a beautiful, grace-filled time we had with all of you. Your Chamorro spirit of hospitality and generosity lives in our hearts forever! Lincoln and Sr. Ann Marie

  • Mary Amelie Hawxhurst, R.S.M.

    This is a lively beautiful presention–I found it very engaging–Many blessings that it will speak & draw many to come join and have a happy fulfilling life loving The Lord & serving His people.

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