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.

Vocations

THE SISTERS OF MERCY. FIND OUT WHO WE ARE and YOU JUST MIGHT DISCOVER WHO YOU ARE.

vocationEver consider making God’s work your life’s work? Then please consider the Sisters of Mercy.

For most of us, the process begins with a strong feeling in our hearts. To do something, well, more. To connect. To help. To serve. And to find meaning in what’s truly meaningful.

The Sisters of Mercy is the largest order of religious women in the U.S.–with more than 4,300 sisters in the Americas and almost 10,000 globally.

Our mission is a simple one: to make the world a better place, especially for women and children. And that noble mission starts with women like you.

If you are seeking and searching, it may be time for you to explore what the Sisters of Mercy stand for.  Regardless of where you are, we can begin a conversation.  We can get to know one another through a variety of methods, e-mail, phone calls, letters, or come and meet us face-to-face.

We do not seek to influence your decision, but to assist you in your journey of discernment.  You may find religious life is not for you.  You may find that your vocation lies elsewhere.  And we will rejoice with your decision.  You may discover that religious life presents you with a compelling and fulfilling path to allow you — in the company of other supportive women – — to become more than you ever thought possible.

If you’d like to correspond with a Sister of Mercy via e-mail, letter or phone, please start the conversation today by getting in touch with the Vocation Directors on Guam:

Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite Sr. Mary Angela Perez 
 Telephone: (671) 632-2384  Telephone: (671) 632-2384
 Email: mgaite@mercysc.org   Email: aperez@mercysc.org

 Mailing Address

Sisters of Mercy – Dededo Convent
274 W Sta Barbara Ave Ste B
Dededo, Guam, 96929

Prayer for Vocations

God of Mercy, you have called us to fullness of life through Christ Jesus. Deep within us you speak the word that invites us to continue the mission of Jesus, tomake your love known throughout the world.

God of the harvest, raise up within the church women who will commit their lives to serving your people. Send to our Mercy Institute women of fidelity and compassion who will join us in our vowed commitment to serve the poor, sicj, and ignorant. May we rejoice in their call and support them through the witness of our lives and the hospitality of our hearts. Amen
– Adapted from: Praying in the Spirit of Catherine McAuley