Saturday, March 9, 2013

Catherine of Siena

"Love attracts love. That is, when I see that God loves me supremely, I can't help loving Him in return...My eye has found the light, and the light itself has made me love the light.

...And whatever He gives us and permits us is for this purpose only, that we may share in His supreme eternal beauty."

Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

Guess I was named after her for a reason. 

Catherine of Siena was a philosopher and theologian. She was a spiritual writer of remarkable courage. She delved into European politics to heal the Church from a great schism. She was named a Doctor of the Church and patron saint of both Italy and Europe. Saint Catherine of Siena is more than just a fascinating figure in history. Her life is something powerful, brilliant, mystical, peaceful, and a wellspring of inspiration.