Heaven would not be valued unless we had grievances to wean us from the things of this world.
We should labour all day like the poor, and have our rest and recreation after our work was finished.
Catherine’s spirituality was centred on the mercy of God…prayer in action…action in prayer.
She used to conclude that we are much better able to endure hardships in God's service than we usually imagine.
Every place has its own particular ideas and feelings which must be yielded to when possible.
Mercy is understood as a gratuitous process of giving and forgiving.
See how quietly the great God does all His mighty works. Darkness is spread over us at night and light returns in the morning, and there is no noise of closing shutters or drawing
We will endeavour to make Christ the only return He demands of us - by giving Him our whole heart - fashioned on His own model.
It is in silence, and in listening to the silence, that we begin to get insight into the questions.
God grant that we may never have to refuse the poor…that I could never do.
I would like to tell you all the little cheering things that God permits to fall in our way.
Be careful never to make too many laws. If you draw the string too tight, it will break.
The garment that Catherine wore, that she handed on to us, is the mantle of justice.
Since there is very little good can be accomplished, or evil avoided, without the aid of money, we must look after it in small as well as in great matters.
Mercy not only bestows benefits, but receives us anew and pardons again and again.
Each day is a step we make towards eternity.
We seem to forget that God calls upon us to take up our cross, and that this cross must be composed of something.