Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

A Poem For Catherine

“She 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 are the poems composed.

Mercy was her Pearl
Willimena Ayan rsm

Words for Catherine
Laurenza Kelly rsm

Fruit of Mercy
Catherine Wamboi rsm

Interview with Catherine McAuley
Assumpta McVeigh rsm

The Mercy Star
Brenda Peddigrew rsm

We are Yours for Time and Eternity
Laurenza Kelly rsm

Alice Carroll

Venerable Catherine McAuley
Baptist Leen rsm

Catherine – Pearl of Great Price
Nancy Irwin

Pre-Dawn Plea to Catherine
Bina Hogan rsm

A Song for Catherine
Pat Crawley

Catherine McAuley – Woman of Mercy
Felistas King’ori rsm

Catherine McAuley – Abu
Sheila Costello rsm

Have a Cup of Tea
Pauline King’ori rsm

Reminiscing with Catherine
Noreen Foley rsm

Another Knock/Another Birth
Susan DeGuide rsm

Catherine’s Rhymes
Bernadette Maria Knopek rsm



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