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 Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM | AOLG Junior Class Advent Retreat

aolg retreat December 7, 2010 • Sister Maria Rosario Gaite speaks to the Junior Class of the Academy of Our Lady of Guam during their retreat at Toto Church. Sister Maria Rosario shared her reflections on the advent season–a time of expectant waiting and preparing our hearts for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. She also spoke about being more deliberate in sharing the “gift of presence” during the Christmas season and the call to discipleship that the Blessed Virgin Mary exemplified.

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