Catherine was a woman of steadfast faith, unwavering hope, and boundless love.
If we may experience a helplessness in confronting injustices we may know something of what it is to be poor.
Catherine had the knack of getting to the wood of the waning tree quickly. She was a ‘no frills’ woman.
Sadness is an enemy to devotion.
Be slow to censure, and slower still to condemn.
We should not be too anxious for anything in this short life.
Catherine could not only share her gifts freely, but could inspire others to act in a generous, compassionate way.
Do nothing through human respect, but purely to please God.
Catherine’s attitude to mission was flexible, adaptable, available.
Our Divine Saviour's example should always be before us under all circumstances, particularly in exercising charity towards our neighbour.
The poor need help today, not next week.
We do all for God’s greater glory.
Life to the full! The only way to restore to the poor their lost dignity.
Joy is the lustre of self-denial – it is love’s sweet intimacy.
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, ... so far from separating them from the love of God, unite them more closely to Him and render them more valuable in His holy service.
We should find our hearts so penetrated with the love of God….that our actions are less performed by ourselves than by the love within us.
It comforts me exceedingly to hear you are happy.