Catherine was a woman of steadfast faith, unwavering hope, and boundless love.
Humility is the medial barrier between zeal and ambition.
Her first and last injunction to all was to preserve union and peace amongst each other - that if they did they would enjoy great happiness such as that they would wonder where it
Catherine led the way in education and in health. Her goals were clear – the ordinary service to the poor done extraordinarily well.
If we are humble and sincere God will finish in us the work He has begun, He never refuses His grace to those who ask it.
In relationships with others, actions speak more loudly than words.
I endeavour to make this cross in some way like to His – by silence.
We may depend upon it, the blessing of God will never attend any of our undertakings which are conducted in a hurried, impetuous manner.
The will of God be done in all things.
Catherine’s letters sought to knead the spirit of union and charity through the dough of the expanding institute.
Catherine’s compassionate response was immediate, practical …enabling the poor to help themselves and to find new dignity.
The order is God’s work – not mine.
Blessed and happy life that makes death so sweet.
Although I should be simple as a dove I must also be prudent as a serpent.
Let charity then be our badge of honour ... so that it may truly be said, there is in us but one heart and one soul in God.
Will you tell the sisters to get a good cup of tea ... when I am gone and to comfort one another - but God will comfort them.
This is your life, joys and sorrows mingled, one succeeding the other.