He Panui


God will finish in us the work God has begun

Near the end of her life, Catherine McAuley was asked by a young sister what would happen to the Congregation she had founded. According to tradition she replied, “If the Order is my work, the sooner it falls to the ground, the better. If it is God’s work, it needs no one.” Yet her total faith in Providence never weakened Catherine’s insistence that we should act as though everything depended on us. Nothing less than our all will allow God’s mercy to reach to where it waits to go.

Te Puna Atawhai March 2021