Catherine believed deeply in the enabling fire of God’s love.
We should consider a good spiritual book as a letter sent from Heaven.
Help me to be quick to see and ready to encourage whatever brings the laughter of God into an otherwise uninspired day.
How do we expect to take up our cross and follow Christ if we are not to meet with it in those with whom we are associated?
Prayer will do more ... than all the money in the Bank of Ireland.
Catherine had the eye of a utilitarian rather than a poet.
Catherine discovered mercy at work in her life, experiencing within her concrete situation her own need.
Catherine’s confidence in God’s guidance gave her courage to take extraordinary risks.
The joys of my state are many, and I feel the most lively gratitude.
May God do with each of us whatever will tend to his greater glory.
We should receive all things as coming from the hand of God who sends them with tender love for our good.
Using traditional language and sources of her time, Catherine wove a new pattern that continues to challenge us today.
Fidelity to our past helps us to develop new life in the spirit of the original vision.
Catherine often sought meaning beneath the surface and a patience which allowed one to move through pain rather than around it.
Catherine singularly loved simplicity in all and practised it herself, telling the Sisters to adopt a simple style of speaking and writing.
The transcendent God chooses to be revealed in the here and now.
Never judge anyone but endeavour to excuse faults and have a good opinion of others.