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.
Sadness lessens the value of works performed in God’s name, for God loves a cheerful giver.
We savour the stories of the founding women…to search for wisdom...to imagine how their creativity and courage might open the future to us.
When we grow old we will walk in the garden and laugh at the hardships of today.
We must bear all and work while we are young…
We should praise and bless the hand that wounds us.
We have to make decisions Catherine never faced but for which she has empowered us.
Our ministry is God’s word in action.
She always remembered that if there were ten thousand rules to be observed, the greatest of these is charity.