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Here you'll find materials on the life and spirituality of Catherine McAuley, which we hope you'll find inspirational and help you to understand more about the Mercy Associates.

Celebrating the Ritual

Join Sr. Bridie Stephens and the Mercy Associates from Coolock, in Newcastle under Lyme as they carry out the Ritual to Celebrate the death of Catherine McAuley on the 11th November 1841 (opens in YouTube)

Reflection Sheets

Sr. Penny Roker has produced a series of Reflection Sheets on the life and spirituality of Catherine McAuley, which can be used for group meetings or for personal reflection:

The Gardens of Coolock

Take a walk around the gardens of Coolock in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire with Srs. Bridie and Betty and see how they have developed them over the past twelve years as a source of inspiration for the Mercy Associates that visit each year.

1 Welcome to the Gardens of Coolock

3 Rosary Pictures & the Cross of Hope

5 The Statue of St. Joseph

7 The Trinity Dove

2 St. Bernadette of Lourdes

4 The Garden Where Nothing Grows

6 The Year of the Priest

8 The Garden of St. Francis

9 The Garden of Creation

"The spirit of prayer and retreat should be most dear to us, yet such a spirit as would never withdraw us from these works of mercy"

Catherine McAuley

"If the love of God really reigns in your heart, it will quickly show itself in the exterior"

Catherine McAuley

"We ought to have great confidence in God in the discharge of our works of Mercy – the business of our lives "

Catherine McAuley

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