September 29, 2017

Dulce Rodriguez, far right, with other children at Hogar Casa Corazon de la Misericordia, an orphanage for HIV-infected children in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, run by Sisters of Mercy. (GSR photo / J. Malcolm Garcia)

"Although I should be simple as a dove, I must also be prudent as a Serpent; and since there is very little good can be accomplished or evil avoided without the aid of money, we must look after it in small as well as in great matters."

- Venerable Mother Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, in a letter to Fr. James Maher January 10, 1838. She was born today in 1778.