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, tender pity.
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
Also known as, "Act of Resignation." Catherine McAuley, a 19th century Irish Catholic laywoman, is the founder of Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women who have dedicated their lives to the Gospel of Jesus and taken vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service. Excerpt from “Catherine's Prayers,” Sisters of Mercy website.