Venerable
Catherine McAuley

Founder of Sisters of Mercy 1778-1841

PRAYER FOR THE BEATIFICATION OF MOTHER CATHERINE MCAULEY

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 Action Marianas, Ltd.

Mercy Action Marianas, Ltd., or MAML is one of the community’s sponsored ministries incorporated on March 27, 2002.  Unlike the other two sponsored ministries, MAML is not an ongoing activity.  Its’ Mission Statement reads:

Mercy Action Action Marianas, Ltd. (MAML) is established to ensure the continuance of the ministries of the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina in the Region of Guam.   MAML exists to support the works of Mercy that will foster human dignity, help finance the education of students seeking a Catholic education and provide for the quality of life of the aging and infirmed Sisters of Mercy.

The three-fold  goals of MAML are Education, Support for economically poor persons/families, and Assistance with the needs of the aged/infirmed Sisters.

Our 501 C(3) not-for-profit organization has conducted two fundraisers for the Tuition Assistance Program (T.A.P.) to raise funds for “scholarships.”  A major benefit dinner was held in November 2003 which included a video presentation of “Mercy graduates.”  In October 2005, MAML sponsored a play on Dorothy Day, Catholic social activist in the mid-1900’s, entitled “Haunted by God” featuring Lisa Wagner.  In both events, grants were awarded to students in our Mercy-administered schools and Saramen Chuuk Academy, where our Sisters have ministered since 1995.

In addition to the major fundraisers, MAML has started another ongoing fundraiser, the sale of hand-carved wooden Mercy crosses manufactured in the Philippines.  The projects started the summer of 2005 and is ongoing.  After two cycles of the T.A.P.  grants, MAML will work to raise additional funds before resuming the program.  Although the initial focus has been on education /scholarships, the board has contributed to the Mercy region for the needs of the “retired / infirmed” Sisters in the Mercy Care Center.

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