Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy
McAuley (born in Ireland), dedicating her life to caring for the poor, particularly women. She opened the House of Mercy, which was built to house and educate poor women and girls. In 1831 Catherine made her Profession of Vows and created the Order of the Sisters of Mercy. At the heart of Catherine’s spirituality was her trust in the providence of God, expressed in her prayer, the Suscipe.