They shall be willing on all occasions to help and assist one another, bearing with patience and charity each other's defects, weaknesses, and imperfections.
It is not everyone, even of those who are benefited, that feels thankful. If you work with that expectation, you will often feel disappointed.
The God who is ever about the new thing says: O that today you would hear my voice.
The Holy Spirit will never fail us though his designs may not be what we expect.
Everywhere Catherine and her sisters went, they drew around them a circle of women and some men who participated enthusiastically in the mission.
Our hearts can always be in the same place, centred in God, for whom alone we go forward or stay back.
There is not one single pound in this convent today. God is good to us.
The proof of love is deed.
You must be cheerful and happy, animating all around you.
The sun never, I believe, went down on our anger.
How silently and brilliantly the lamp in the sanctuary burns ... when the oil is pure and good; it is only when it is otherwise that it twinkles and makes noise.
We find in her an amazing act of daring: she made her first foundation with only one professed Sister and a novice! Surely a tiny mustard seed!
For Catherine, the cross was a dimensional reality that she was able to name, and even at times welcome.
The Lord is master of his own gifts.
For Catherine, Mercy in the form of a compassionate practical response to need was where she believed she was called by God.
Catherine seems to have been enlarging our heart space, readying us to embrace in mutual affection our multi-cultural sisterhood.
Reflected faith experiences and shared concerns deepen our sense of commitment to the mission of mercy in whatever way God calls us.