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.

Sister Brigid Talks About Her Ministry at Alee Shelter

Sister Brigid Perez


November 6, 2009. Sister Brigid shares her vocation story as a Sister of Mercy to the 7th graders at Santa Barbara Catholic School. She discussed her ministry at Alee Shelter in uplifting the condition of abused women and children, the importance of promoting a safe environment for all that is free of human suffering and attending to those who need help. Mercy Associate Ms. Bernadette Alcantara, invited Sr. Brigid to talk to the students as part of her lesson on social justice in her Religion class. The 7th grade students collected, sorted and boxed toys, clothes, books and shoes which they donated to Alee Shelter.

Alee Shelter provides temporary shelter to abused women and children who are victims of domestic violence.  If you are interested to help Alee Shelter or if you know a child who is being abused and needs help you can contact 475-2653 / 2672 or their hotline 648-Hope or 648-4673.

1 comment to Sister Brigid Talks About Her Ministry at Alee Shelter

  • Dear sister,I greet you in Jesus name.Thanks so much for the tremendous work you are doing. I thank God because you are my namesake named after Saint Brigid of Ireland Kildare who was also caring for the needy.I am also looking after the deaf and dumb children from baby class to primary seven in Mulago School for the Deaf in Kampala near Mulago Hospital.I also have to find their future.
    The request I forward is that these children are a result of domestic violence as mentioned in your sharing,and I have so many with a lot of challenges on the side of school demands,shelter at home,clothing,food etc …. Some drop out of school before completing primary level due to lack of school requirements.Can Alee Shelter provide assistance to us in Uganda? How to apply?
    I will be happy and very grateful if my request is answered positively.
    May the good Lord continue protecting you.
    Ready to hear from you soon and we shall keep in touch.
    God bless.
    Sister Brigit Beyononera.

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