Praise and Thanksgiving for God’s Gifts on Easter
By Sister Mary Sullivan
Her Journal of Meditations, with which she prayed each day, invited her to set aside “innumerable fancies…trifles and dreams” in favor of “real and solid good,” for “Christ is ready to raise us out of these.”
She prayed, with St. Paul, that “the signs” of her “rising with Christ” might be “to seek and mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.” And she trusted that “just as we owe unto him the resurrection of our bodies ‘in the last day,’ so do we now the resurrection and reviving” of our spirits (Journal, 182).
May we today, like Catherine, pray for and experience in our hearts, and in the hearts of all people, this liberating resurrection of our spirits.
Sister Mary has written a book about the life of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy: The Path of Mercy: The Life of Catherine McAuley.