Prayers and Resources
Catherine McAuley’s prayers, while composed in the mid-nineteenth century and reflective of the language of the times, powerfully express the faith and the confidence in God’s providence that characterized her life and her work. She weaves into her prayer her own struggles, the miseries of others, acceptance of the divine plan in all things and a deep desire to be transformed each day into the person God wanted her to be.
On this site, Catherine’s prayers have been adapted slightly from the words she used in her own prayerbooks. The original version is available in Praying in the Spirit of Catherine McAuley: A Collection of Prayers Written or Compiled by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.
Mercy Moment Video Series
- Sister Patricia McDermott, speaking about Mercy Day
- Sister Susan Vickers offers a reflection on stewardship
- Sister Sheila Carney offers a reflection on Catherine McAuley
- Sister Cora Marie Billings offers a reflection for Black Catholic History Month
- Sister Anne Connolly offers a reflection for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
- Sister Barbara MacWilliams offers a reflection for National Catholic Schools Week
- Sister Danielle Gagnon offers a prayer for Ash Wednesday
- Catherine’s Prayers
- Morning and Evening Prayer of the Sisters of Mercy
- Social Justice Related Prayers
- Mercy Spirituality
Use this helpful faith-sharing and group reflection resource.