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.

Vocation Talk at Eucharistic Congress

September 30, 2012. Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, vocation director of the Sisters of Mercy, was invited to speak to the youth and young adults attending the 7th Archdiocesan Eucharistic Congress at the Nino Perdido Sagrada Familia Parish in the village of Asan. She shared her vocation story, the vows that nuns profess, the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, and the rhythm of contemplation and action that is at the heart of the life of a religious sister.

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