Author(s): Sr Elizabeth Gilroy
Mary Potter was born in Victorian England in 1847 and grew up in a single parent family where there was love, but also struggle. Mary's upbringing and the ill health she endured from childhood shaped her steadfast belief in God and desire to do his will. The challenges that followed in her life in the form of further ill health and resistance from many to her ideas, only strengthened her resolve. Mary had a vision to set up an order of religious sisters dedicated to caring and praying for the sick and the dying and she became the founder of the Little Company of Mary. Today, Mary's vision lives on in the work of her congregation whose main ministry is to care and pray for the sick and the dying throughout the world. This is the story of Mary Potter and the religious order she founded, told with enthusiasm by Sr Elizabeth Gilroy, LCM.