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.

Sponsored Ministries

Mercy Action Marianas, Ltd.

Mercy Action Marianas, Ltd., or MAML is one of the community’s sponsored ministries incorporated on March 27, 2002.

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Mercy Heights Nursery & Kindergarten

Responding to the need of working mothers for childcare services on Guam, the Sisters of Mercy established Mercy Heights Nursery and Kindergarten (MHNK) at what is now the site of Guam Memorial Hospital.

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Infant of Prague Nursery & Kindergarten

In 1952, the Sisters of Mercy on Guam, through the leadership of Sister Mary Redempta Thomas—now Sister Josephine Maria—established the Infant of Prague Nursery & Kindergarten in Tai, Mangilao. The daycare center facility, comprising of three quonset huts, was a response to working mothers’ need for a safe and caring environment for their children.

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