This I say, because God showed me somewhat of his truth, in order that I might know what man is without him; that is, when the soul is found in mortal sin, at that time, it is so monstrous and horrible to behold, that it is impossible to imagine anything equally so.

— Catherine of Genoa

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Know for a certainty that if men understood how terrible is even one solitary sin, they would rather be cast into a heated furnace, and there remain, living both in soul and body, than to support such a sight. And if the sea were all fire they would cast themselves therein and never leave it, if they were certain of meeting the sin on doing so.

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Lenten fasts make me feel better, stronger, and more active than ever.

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Oh, what peril attaches to sin willfully committed! For it is so difficult for man to bring himself to penance, and without penitence guilt remains and will ever remain, so long as man retains unchanged the will to sin, or is intent upon committing it.

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The one sole thing in myself in which I glory is that I see in myself nothing in which I can glory.

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My "me" is God nor do I recognize any other "me" except my God himself.

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When the soul is naughted and transformed, then of herself she neither works nor speaks nor wills, nor feels nor hears nor understands; neither has she of herself the feeling of outward or inward, where she may move. And in all things it is God who rules and guides her, without the meditation of any creature.... And she is so full of peace that thought she pressed her flesh, her nerves, her bones, no other thing come forth from them than peace.

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Any time spent before the Eucharistic presence, be it long or short, is the best-spent time of our lives.

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Love is a divine flame.

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We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness.

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