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.

Mercy Music

The Guam Sisters of Mercy Album: 50th Anniversary Commemorative CD

Listen to the beautiful songs of the Mercy Choir from the Guam Sisters of Mercy Album: 50th Anniversary Commemorative CD, released in 1996 on the occasion of the 50th Foundation Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy on Guam. The Mercy Choir was composed of students from Santa Barbara Catholic School, Saint Anthony Catholic School, Academy of our Lady of Guam, Bishop Baumgartner Memorial School and the Sisters of Mercy under the artistic and musical direction of Sister Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM.

Composer: Sr. Dolores Nieratka, RSM

Circle of Mercy
Composer: Sr. Jeanette Goglia, RSM

Dancing, Singing, Circling
Composer: Sr. Claudette Schiratti, RSM

Hunae Hao
Traditional Chamorro Hymn
Solo by Sr. Cabrini Taitano, RSM

Composer: Sr. Elaine Deasy, RSM


Maria, Bula Hao Grasia (Hail Mary in Chamorro)
Composer: Sr. Marian Arroyo, RSM
Sung by Santa Barbara Catholic School Honor Choir • 2007