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Catherine McAuley is the founder of the Sisters of Mercy. The resources on this page share ways to engage students on her life, ministry and spirituality.

Resource TitleDate AddedTypeDescription
A Reflection of God's Mercy - Prayer Services, Liturgies and Resources for Mercy School Communities (link)2022-03-17Classroom, StaffSandy Flaherty, Director of Catholic Identity and Religious Studies teacher at Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, shared this ebook with resources for rituals, prayer services, liturgies and other Mercy celebrations.
Catherine's Prayer for Guidance (link)2019-10-01PrayerA prayer for guidance written by Catherine McAuley
In God Alone Film and Worksheets (link)2019-09-01Classroom, Mercy historyThe film "In God Alone – The Story of Catherine McAuley" is available online. There are two versions of this 23-minute film, one in English and one with Spanish subtitles.

If you are sharing this film in your classroom, MIA invites you to use the following worksheets (available in English and Spanish) with your students:
Primary school students worksheet: English (U.S. letter) | English (A4) | Spanish
Secondary school students worksheet: English (U.S. letter) | English (A4) | Spanish
Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology (link)2020-09-01ClassroomThe MAST Journal is published three times a year by the Mercy Association in Scripture and Theology. Each issue contains essays exploring a particular theme. Holding your cursor over each issue title will allow you to preview the essays in that issue, and clicking on the issue title will bring you to a PDF of that issue.
Mission: The Foundation of Decision-Making (link)2020-05-01StaffThe COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our lives, and its impact on our world continues
still to unfold. Knowing how many timely and critical decisions have challenged Mercy schools, Mercy
Education offers this guide help decision-makers reflect on the choices they have made and look
toward the future with hope.
Morning and Evening Prayer Book of the Sisters of Mercy (link)2018-01-01Classroom, StaffDaily prayer book used by the Sisters of Mercy.
Suscipe of Catherine McAuley (link)2019-10-01PrayerPerhaps the best known prayer of Catherine McAuley is one she called her Suscipe or Act of Resignation
What is the process to become a Sister of Mercy? (link)2018-01-01Classroom, StaffIt takes at least seven years to become a Sister of Mercy. During this time, a woman learns about prayer, lives in community, studies theology, and ministers alongside sisters. It is a time of deep reflection, growth, grace, and most importantly, joy!
Why Choose a Catholic Education? (link)2019-06-01Staff, familiesSandy Flaherty, Director of Catholic Identity and Religious Studies teacher at Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, has published this informative and guiding resource for families considering a Catholic education. It is designed to educate parents on how Catholic education is distinct from other learning environments.
Words from Catherine (link)2019-10-01Mercy historyThis page on the Mercy International Association website lists quotes from the writings of Catherine McAuley.
Works of Mercy and Catherine McAuley: Curriculum Guide (link)2019-08-01ClassroomUsing the framework of the 15 Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, this curriculum guide delves into the life and legacy of Catherine McAuley and provides opportunities and resources to inspire students about ways they can make Mercy real in the world today. A robust reference list provides information about service learning, suggested reading for students and teachers about the life of Catherine McAuley and much more.

To create a copy of the curriculum that you can save and edit, please click “File” then “Make a Copy.” Enter a unique name and then click “OK.” The copy you create will be visible only to you.

The curriculum writing team takes you on a tour of the curriculum this video.
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