Suscipe of Catherine McAuley

My God,

I am yours for time and eternity.
Teach me to cast myself entirely into the arms
of your loving providence with a lively,
unlimited confidence in your compassionate, tender pity.

Grant, O most merciful Redeemer,
that whatever you ordain or permit may be acceptable to me.

Take from my heart all painful anxiety;
let nothing sadden me but sin,
nothing delight me but the hope of coming
to the possession of you,
my God and my all,
in your everlasting kingdom.


Suscipe of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, 1771-1841

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