Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.— St. Catherine of Siena
The most contentment St. Catherine of Siena quotes that are little-known but priceless
What is it you want to change? Your hair, your face, your body? Why? For God is in love with all those things and he might weep when they are gone.
Even if [the Pope an incarnate devil], we ought not to raise up our heads against him, but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom... He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death, for that which we do to him we do to Christ: we honor Christ if we honor the Pope; we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the Pope.
To the servant of God... every place is the right place, and every time is the right time.
He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined.
Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely.
And of what should we be afraid? Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. We have discovered what we have to do. Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them. So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves with the sign of the most Holy Cross.
We are of such value to God that He came to live among us.
.. and to guide us home. He will go to any length to seek us, even to being lifted high upon the cross to draw us back to Himself. We can only respond by loving God for His love.
Strange that so much suffering is caused because of the misunderstandings of God's true nature. God's heart is more gentle than the Virgin's first kiss upon the Christ. And God's forgiveness to all, to any thought or act, is more certain than our own being.
Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.
Make two homes for thyself, my daughter.
One actual home . . . and the other a spiritual home which thou are to carry with thee always.
Eternal Trinity... mystery deep as the sea, You could give me no greater gift than the gift of Yourself. For You are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being.
To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.
You are obliged to love your neighbor as yourself, and loving him, you ought to help him spiritually, with prayer, counseling him with words, and assisting him both spiritually and temporally, according to the need in which he may be, at least with your goodwill if you have nothing else.
The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God.
Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man, God does nothing without this goal in mind.
O my soul, what are you doing? Are you not aware that God sees you always? You can never hide yourself from His sight. O Father, have pity on us because we are blind and in darkness. Drive out the darkness and give me light. Melt the ice of my self-love and kindle in me the fire of Your charity.
Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you.
From self-knowledge flows the stream of humility, which never seizes on mere report, nor takes offense at anything, but bears every insult, every loss of consolation, and every sorry, from whatever direction they may come, patiently, with joy.
Since love for our Creator cannot be sustained unless we love others for God's sake.
Charity is the sweet and holy bond which links the soul with its Creator: it binds God with man and man with God.
O You who are mad about Your creature! true God and true Man, You have left Yourself wholly to us, as food, so that we will not fall through weariness during our pilgrimage in this life, but will be fortified by You, celestial nourishment
To join two things together there must be nothing between them or there cannot be a perfect fusion. Now realize that this is how God wants our soul to be, without any selfish love of ourselves or of others in between, just as God loves us without anything in between.
We trust and believe in what we love.
Lose yourself wholly; and the more you lose, the more you will find.
Father, I am hungry; for the love of God give this soul her food, her Lord in the Eucharist
Christ Jesus left you this sweet key of obedience;
for He left His Vicar, whom you are all obliged to obey until death. And whoever is outside his obedience is in a state of damnation.
The Devil often places himself upon the tongues of creatures, causing them to chatter nonsensically.
The city is the image of the soul, the surrounding walls being the frontier between the outward and inward life. The gates are the faculties or senses connecting the life of the soul with the outward world. Living springs of water rise within it. And in the centre, where beats the heart, stands the holy sanctuary.
O Trinity, eternal Trinity! Fire, abyss of love.
.. Was it necessary that you should give Even the Holy Trinity as food for souls?... You gave us not only your Word Through the Redemption and in the Eucharist, But you also gave yourself In the fullness of love for your creature.
The strongest and purest love is not the one that starts from impressions, but the one that comes from admiration.
The human heart is always drawn by love.
You [God] are a fire that takes away the coldness, illuminates the mind with its light, and causes me to know your truth and I know that you are beauty and wisdom itself. The food of angels, you give yourself to man in this fire of your love
O fire of love! Was it not enough for You to have created us to Your image and likeness, and to have recreated us in grace through the Blood of Your Son, without giving Yourself wholly to us as our Food, O God, Divine Essence? What impelled You to do this? Your charity alone.
Perfection does not consist in macerating or killing the body, but in killing our perverse self-will.
Obedience shows whether you are grateful.
For there is no obedience without humility, nor humility without charity.
The soul, as soon as she comes to know Me, reaches out to love her neighbors.
Don't make it necessary for me to complain about you to Christ crucified.
(There is no one else I can complain to, since there is no one greater than you on earth.
We've been deceived by the thought that we would be more pleasing to God in our own way than in the way God has given us.
O unfathomable depth! O Deity eternal! O deep ocean! What more could You give me than to give me Yourself?
The devil never sleeps.
Every step of the way to heaven is heaven.
Obedient people never trust in themselves.
Merit consists in the virtue of love alone, flavored with the light of true discretion without which the soul is worth nothing.
O abyss! O eternal Godhead! O deep sea! What more could you have given me than the gift of your very self?
In your nature, eternal Godhead, I shall come to know my nature.
And what is my nature? It is fire, because you are nothing but a fire of love. And you have given humankind a share in this nature, for by the fire of love you created us.
A full belly does not make for a chaste spirit.
It's one of the properties of love to love what is loved by the person we love.
avarice breeds envy, a worm that is always gnawing, letting the avaricious enjoy neither their own nor anyone else's good.