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.
One question proposed with simplicity is often the occasion of many instructions.
Catherine was energised by friendship, that choicest of all human gifts.
Heaven’s the prize, so why should one be anxious? God’s eyes are ever towards us.
Confidence in God causes us to hope for everything from His paternal goodness.
It is well for us that God is all-merciful.
The matter which causes the greatest interior upheaval is the very thing which, if properly used, will bring you nearer to God.
Never let anything cause you trouble or anxiety which is not an offence against God.
May God bless and protect you and make you the instrument of His glory.
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.