Of the sisters in the Crimea it was recorded that ‘they did more than medicine’. To do more than medicine is still a challenge.
They shall bear to each other great and cordial respect and affection, not in outward behaviour, looks, and words only, but also really indeed in heart and mind.
God’s presence and our response in prayer are usually found in the humdrum of our life.
Never be disheartened: God is good to us beyond expression.
God and God alone must be the principal motive of all [our] actions - it is this pure intention of pleasing God that renders the good work valuable.
The simplest and most practical lesson I know ... is to resolve to be good today - but better tomorrow.
We are your hands to touch the lowly ones to heal their pain.
With a strong faith…we can push on; but to be lasting it must be nourished by prayer.
God can bend and change, form and reform any of his creatures to fit them for the purpose he designs.
Catherine saw her congregation as a means of giving life to the local church.
Our life together must allow for deep experiences of prayer.
Let me know when you are closely pressed and I will divide with you, be it ever so little.
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.
It is not everyone, even of those who are benefited, that feels thankful. If you work with that expectation, you will often feel disappointed.
The God who is ever about the new thing says: O that today you would hear my voice.
The Holy Spirit will never fail us though his designs may not be what we expect.
Everywhere Catherine and her sisters went, they drew around them a circle of women and some men who participated enthusiastically in the mission.