Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor (1347 – 1380)

“You asked for suffering…You were, in effect, askingSt CatherineofSiena3 for love and light and knowledge of the truth. For suffering and sorrow increase in proportion to love.”  When love grows, so does sorrow … Endure courageously, then

     – From The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena 



For Reflection:

Do I offer my suffering for the souls in Purgatory or for the conversion of sinners?  As I receive the graces of love and light and knowledge of the truth am I enduring the sorrows courageously with humility and thanksgiving?

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