A woman of grace
A woman of excellence
No matter what happens
that nature brings solace in all troubles.
and love I need in my job as mother.
—Unity Church San Francisco
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,
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, 1778–1841