Giving Up Quotes (204 quotes)
Spiritual Guidance from St. Catherine of Siena
Given our fallen human nature, we all struggle in our pursuit of living virtuously. Even if we are faithful Catholics, who are attending Mass on Sundays, frequenting the sacrament of Confession, and praying daily, we can still find it difficult not to allow ourselves to fall into our habitual vices and sins. Studying the writings of the saints, who are the great spiritual masters, can help us as we strive for the life of virtue. In St. Thus, in this New Year of , let us look to St. Catherine as a guide for deepening our lives of virtue. The basis for all other virtue, according to St.
Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight. This is not an 'official' site but submits in all things to the Holy See. Site Navigation Home Our Faith. Penny Catechism. Jesus Christ. Summary Incarnation Miracles Redemption Resurrection.
Saint Catherine of Siena, T. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. She was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in She is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi. Saint Catherine of Siena was the 25th of the 26 children of a northern Italy wool dyer named Giacomo di Benincasa. She was born on 25 March
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Saint Catherine of Siena 25 March — 29 April , a laywoman associated with the Dominican Order , was a mystic, activist, and author who had a great influence on Italian literature and the Catholic Church. Canonized in , she is also a Doctor of the Church. She was born and raised in Siena , and at an early age wanted to devote herself to God , against the will of her parents. She joined the Dominican tertiaries. She made herself known very quickly by being marked by mystical phenomena such as invisible stigmata and a mystical marriage. She was then sent by him to negotiate peace with Florence. After Gregory XI's death and peace concluded, she returned to Siena.
Those miserable persons about whom I spoke to you have no consideration for themselves. The dignity itself of the priest is not increased by virtue nor diminished by any sin, as I have told you. But virtues are an embellishment and give added dignity to the soul beyond what it possesses from the beginning, when I created it in my image and likeness. Those who live thus, know the truth of my goodness, their beauty and dignity, because pride and self-love have not blinded them nor taken away the light of reason. Not having this self-love, they love Me and desire the salvation of souls. But these spoiled persons, completely deprived of light, calmly pass from vice to vice, until they fall into the pit.