Tuesday 29 April
St Catherine of
We were celebrating Mass today for my special friend St. Catherine of
Thumbnail sketches of Catherine’s career tend to journalistic reporting of society and politics with a veneer of spirituality, not the stuff of mysticism.
It is her own words that are more powerful. The
Our guests at the Mass fastened their ears to some of the quotes;
“'You are rewarded not according to your work or your time but according to the measure of your love'. . . . 'Love transforms one into what one loves.'
'The soul cannot live without love. She always wants to love something because love is the stuff she is made of, and through love he created her.'
In a vision she shared that God the Father spoke to her and said:
'Do you know, daughter, who you are and who I am? If you know these two things you have beatitude within your grasp. You are she who is not, and I am he who is.'
- - - “St. Catherine was one of the most brilliant theological minds of her day, although she never had any formal education. She persuaded the Pope to go back to