Our Lord did not make his disciples perfect at once, but allowed them to acquire perfection gradually.
Heaven would not be valued unless we had grievances to wean us from the things of this world.
…each is given a time and a place which belongs to no one else.
You have great reason to rejoice and return many thanks to God for blessing your humble efforts.
The compass ... goes round its circle without stirring from its centre. Now our centre is God from whom all our actions should spring as from their source.
After this dream of life, we shall be together in Heaven.
Her idealism led her to try and alleviate human need of every kind; her realism conviced her that the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy are a means of closer union with God.
The starting point for all conversion is embracing the present reality.
We should be watchful over our countenance and our whole comportment, that it may be always pleasing and never gloomy or harsh.
Let us rejoice when good is done, no matter by whom it is accomplished.
They are doing the best they can; they mean well; we shall all be perfect when we go to Heaven.
A person expands like a delicate flower to the touch of sympathy, kindness and understanding.
A community in which this universal charity reigns is ... capable of surmounting all difficulties.
There has been a most marked Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance or judgment has not impeded - and it is here we can most clearly see the designs of God.
We are not the source of the ardent shape we hope to become, only the ready tinder: poor, flickering, utterly dependent on God’s designing fire.
The rescue of a newly-born infant during the epidemic is an example of Catherine’s response in love to a perceived need.
Our sense of having been chosen for the works of liberation…is rich and dynamic.