Quotes of Catherine McAuley

The life and teachings of Catherine McAuley have left an indelible mark on the world. As the founder of the Sisters of Mercy, she emphasized the importance of compassion, service, and love. Today, we’d like to reflect on some of her most inspiring quotes that have touched countless hearts and minds.
“The simplest and most practical lesson I know is to resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow.” – Catherine McAuley
“We should be as the compass that goes round its circle without stirring from its center.” – Catherine McAuley
“Resolve to do good today and better tomorrow.” – Catherine McAuley
“Let us take one day only in hands at a time. Resolve to do good today and better tomorrow.” – Catherine McAuley
“God knows what is best for us and how it is better for us to be employed – better for his glory and our sanctification.” – Catherine McAuley
“Our mutual respect and charity is to be cordial. Now what is cordial? A medicine, a reviving draught.” – Catherine McAuley
“The blessing of unity still dwells amongst us and oh what a blessing, it should make all else pass into nothing.” – Catherine McAuley
“If we are humble and sincere, God will finish in us the work He has begun.” – Catherine McAuley
“While we place all our confidence in God we must always act as if success depended on our own exertion.” – Catherine McAuley
“No work of charity can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women.” – Catherine McAuley
“How quietly we get on when we keep to the one thing necessary!” – Catherine McAuley
“Show your instructions in actions rather than words.” – Catherine McAuley
“Mercy receives the ungrateful again and again, and is never weary in pardoning them.” – Catherine McAuley
“How soon trials pass away and are forgotten. How soon ease, indulgence, and pleasure destroy even the memory of past sorrow!” – Catherine McAuley
“The rich endure the same trials and miseries as the poor. They grow sick and die in the same way.” – Catherine McAuley
“The poor need help today, not next week.” – Catherine McAuley
“Deeds not words shall speak me.” – Catherine McAuley
“It is not sufficient that Jesus Christ be formed in us – He must be recognized in our conduct.” – Catherine McAuley
“We have one solid comfort amidst this little tripping about: our hearts can always be in the same place, centered in God.” – Catherine McAuley
“Love God, serve God; everything is in that.” – Catherine McAuley
Catherine McAuley’s words continue to inspire many around the globe. Her emphasis on mercy, charity, and love is a timeless reminder of the core values that can bring real change in our world. Which of these quotes spoke deeply to you? Perhaps you have some personal reflections or other inspirational quotes to share? We invite you to contribute your insights in the comments below. Your wisdom might just inspire someone else today!

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