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A Shining Lamp
edited by Mary C. Sullivan
Catholic University of America Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-8132-2926-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2927-0
Library of Congress Classification BX4483.8.M3325 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 248.8943

Catherine McAuley (1778-1841), the founder of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831, frequently gave oral instructions to the first Mercy community. Though she sometimes spoke explicitly about their religious vows, her words were always focused on the life, example, teachings, and evangelic spirit of Jesus Christ, emphasizing "resemblance" to him, and fidelity to the calls of the Gospel. Her instructions have, therefore, a broad present-day relevance that can be inspiring and encouraging for all Christians. They are the "shining" words of a companion, a soul-friend, who offers guiding light to those who wend their pilgrim way toward the full embrace of God's merciful reign.
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