37 Catherine McAuley Quotes from the Irish Religious Sister

Catherine McAuley was a famous Irish religious sister who had founded the Sisters of Mercy.


Best Catherine McAuley Quotes


Our Vocation is full of joy and peace in the Holy Spirit. ~ Catherine McAuley.


The simplest and most practical lesson I know is to resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow. ~ Catherine McAuley.


The poor need help today, not next week. ~ Catherine McAuley.


No work of charity can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women. ~ Catherine McAuley.


We belong to God. All in us is His. ~ Catherine McAuley.

This is the spirit of the Order, indeed the true spirit of Mercy flowing on us. ~ Catherine McAuley.


If we don’t take Tullamore, no other community will. ~ Catherine McAuley.

What would the charity of God have profited us, if His mercy had not come to our aid. ~ Catherine McAuley.


We must try to be like those rivers which enter into the sea without losing any of the sweetness of the water. ~ Catherine McAuley.


A good beginning is of great importance. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Famous Catherine McAuley Quotes

We have one solid comfort amidst this little tripping about, our hearts can always be in the same place, centered in God, for whom alone we go forward or stay back. ~ Catherine McAuley.


We must endeavour to keep ourselves in God’s presence, united to Him by faith…. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Compassion should be our animating principle when undertaking instruction with children and adults, since they are made in God’s image. ~ Catherine McAuley.


Be ever ready to praise, to encourage, to stimulate, but slow to censure… to condemn. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Each day is a step we make towards eternity and we shall continue thus to step from day to day until we take the last step, which will bring us into the presence of God. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Our hearts can always be in the same place, centered on God. ~ Catherine McAuley.

I have great confidence in you to do what you think best. State your opinion and always act with courage. ~ Catherine McAuley.


Show your instructions in actions as much as you can. ~ Catherine McAuley.

How quietly the great God does all His mighty works! Darkness is spread over us, and light breaks in again, and there is no noise of drawing curtains or closing shutters. ~ Catherine McAuley.


If the love of God really reigns in your heart, it will show itself in the exterior. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Wise Catherine McAuley Quotes

Love one another as I have loved you,’ should be engraved on our… souls, and shown in our whole conduct. ~ Catherine McAuley.


God does not look at the action but at the spirit motivating it. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Oh may He look on us with love and pity and then we shall be able to do anything He wishes us to do, no matter how difficult to accomplish or painful to our feeling. ~ Catherine McAuley.


Let us pray well and never get weary of doing what is good. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Let us take one day only in hands at a time. Resolve to do good today and better tomorrow. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Spiritual Catherine McAuley Quotes

No matter how small the gift, God gives the increase. ~ Catherine McAuley.

A community in which this universal charity reigns, is capable of surmounting all difficulties. ~ Catherine McAuley.


We can never say “it is enough”. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Prayer is a plant… If it is cultivated and nourished it will produce abundant fruit… ~ Catherine McAuley.

While we place our confidence in God, we must act as if success depended on our own exertions. ~ Catherine McAuley.


The tender Mercy of God has given us one another. ~ Catherine McAuley.

We have now gone beyond 100 in number, and the desire to join seems rather to increase, though it was thought the foundations would retard it, it seems quite otherwise. ~ Catherine McAuley.

Our charity is to be cordial…something that renews, invigorates and warms. Such should be the effect of our love for each other. ~ Catherine McAuley.

There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God. ~ Catherine McAuley.

We must strive to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. ~ Catherine McAuley.

So these were the 37 top Catherine McAuley quotes and sayings.

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