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.

Sisters of Mercy participate in the World Youth Day celebration in Madrid, Spain

The Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Group pose with Bishop Edward Burns of Juneau, Alaska after his catechesis session with the youth at the Sagrada Corazon Parish in Madrid, Spain.

The Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Group pose with Bishop Edward Burns of Juneau, Alaska after his catechesis session with the youth at the Sagrada Corazon Parish in Madrid, Spain.

Sister Maria Rosario Gaite, vocation minister of the Sisters of Mercy participated in the World Youth Day celebration in Madrid, Spain, last August 16-20, 2011. She served as one of the spiritual leaders of the Padre Pio Secular Franciscan Group.

On their way to the Opening Mass of World Youth Day, the Padre Pio Secular Franciscan group met up with fellow pilgrims from Venezuela. Sister Maria Rosario is the one wearing the orange hat.

On their way to the Opening Mass of World Youth Day, the Padre Pio Secular Franciscan group met up with fellow pilgrims from Venezuela. Sister Maria Rosario is the one wearing the orange hat.

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