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.

Sr. Oliva Benevente visits SBCS | National Vocation Awareness Week

Sr. Oliva Benevente

January 12, 2012. During National Vocation Awareness Week, Sr. Oliva Benevente spoke to the 8th graders at Santa Barbara Catholic School about her vocation to religious life. Sr. Oliva is an alumna of SBCS and currently teaches Theology at the Academy of Our Lady of Guam.

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