“She (Catherine McAuley) did not take herself too seriously and her “mirth” her irrepressible joy was constantly in evidence in her fun poems, her good humour in defusing tense community situations, her capacity to make fun and to laugh especially at herself. As she matured this weaving of joy and pain was expressed through a profound trust in the Providence of God expressed so well in her Suscipe”.
Brenda Dolphin rsm, Postulator for the Cause
Pope Francis asked the Church to celebrate 2015 as the year dedicated to Consecrated Life. The 25th anniversary of Catherine being declared Venerable also took place in 2015. To coincide with this and Pope Francis’ love for ‘Mercy’, the Canonisation Committee invited Sisters, Associates, Circle of Mercy members and Together in Mercy members to write a poem about Catherine McAuley. Below is the booklet of poems composed. If you wish to increase the font size of the booklet, click the plus sign to the right of the 100% in the top centre of the page.