Whatever trials or difficulties Catherine had she never appeared sad or dejected.
To be animated by the Spirit of Christ was to manifest all the God-given and humanly sustained liveliness of the true spirit of the order: the spirit of mutual love and service of
I see how little one can do….and how eager we should be to do that ‘little’ well.
Love all – in him and for him.
Regulations should be uniform, but for the direction of souls, great diversity is necessary.
The adage - "never too old to learn" - is a great comfort to me.
We ought then have great confidence in God in the discharge of all these offices of Mercy, spiritual and corporal, which constitute the business of our lives, and assure ourselves
Jesus still waits by our wayside, hidden in the circumstances of our lives.
Evening after evening we sallied forth, walking sometimes through the bush, and not leaving a single cottage unvisited.
This Institute is in a special manner founded on Calvary, there to serve a crucified Redeemer.
Catherine’s basic stance in life was a remarkable trust in God’s providence.
While we place all our confidence in God, we must act as if all depended on our exertion.
The way ahead will not be shown by legislation, but by people who are in touch with their own deepest spirit where the spirit of God resides.
God grant that I may carry my cross not drag it along.
Catherine’s prayer life grew with constant nourishment from her activities for the poor.
It is for God we serve the poor and not for thanks.
A happy lot is ours!