Mother Catherine's insistence on and provision of good education for girls, middle-class as well as poor children, was a direct challenge to the injustices of her time.
The journey itself is the place of redemption and revelation.
Catherine’s instructions were the fruit of prayer, to which she had recourse in every difficulty.
Catherine’s dream did find fulfilment within the boundaries of religious life…but of a new style.
Catherine’s spirit of mercy ... made her adopt plans for the relief of the poor which to some appeared beyond the limits of prudence.
Pray fervently to God to take all bitterness from me.
Whatever trials or difficulties Catherine had she never appeared sad or dejected.
To be animated by the Spirit of Christ was to manifest all the God-given and humanly sustained liveliness of the true spirit of the order: the spirit of mutual love and service of
I see how little one can do….and how eager we should be to do that ‘little’ well.
Love all – in him and for him.
Regulations should be uniform, but for the direction of souls, great diversity is necessary.
The adage - "never too old to learn" - is a great comfort to me.
We ought then have great confidence in God in the discharge of all these offices of Mercy, spiritual and corporal, which constitute the business of our lives, and assure ourselves
Jesus still waits by our wayside, hidden in the circumstances of our lives.
Evening after evening we sallied forth, walking sometimes through the bush, and not leaving a single cottage unvisited.
This Institute is in a special manner founded on Calvary, there to serve a crucified Redeemer.
Catherine’s basic stance in life was a remarkable trust in God’s providence.