30 Most Famous St Catherine Of Siena Quotes

30 Most Famous St Catherine Of Siena Quotes

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St. Catherine of Siena was a philosopher and theologian from the 1300′s. When she was born the black death was tearing Europe apart and lost many siblings to the sickness. When she was 30 years old she completed her major treatise, The Dialogue of Divine Providence. In 1970, hundreds of years after her death, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI.

“A full belly does not make for a chaste spirit.”

“All the way to heaven is heaven, for Jesus said, I am the way.”

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

“God is more ready to pardon that we have been to sin.”

“Hope comes from love, because people always trust in those they love.”

“I treasure your knowing how to give the world a kick.”

“If you are what you should be, you will set all of Italy ablaze!”

“It is because I do not love that I trust in myself rather than in God.”

“Let us enter into the house of knowledge of ourselves.”

“Love does not stay idle.”

“Love transforms one into what one loves.”

“Nails were not enough to hold God-and-man nailed and fastened on the Cross, had not love held Him there.”

“O abyss! O eternal Godhead! O deep sea! What more could you have given me than the gift of your very self?”

“Obedience shows whether you are grateful.”

“Obedient people never trust in themselves.”

“One who knows more, loves more.”

“Out of darkness is born the light.”

“Since love for our Creator cannot be sustained unless we love others for God’s sake.”

“The human heart is always drawn by love.”

“The soul is in God and God in the soul, just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish.”

“The soul, as soon as she comes to know Me, reaches out to love her neighbors.”

“Their humanity will be conformed to the humanity of the Word and they will delight in it.”

“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”

“There is nothing we can desire or want that we do not find in God.”

“We will be humble as we are obedient, and as obedient as we are humble.”

“What father ever gave up his son to death for the sake of his slave!”

“You are asking for something that would be harmful to your salvation if you had it–so by not getting what you’ve asked, you really are getting what you want.”

“You must believe in truth that whatever God gives or permits is for your salvation.”

“You, eternal Trinity, are a deep sea. The more I enter you, the more I discover, and the more I discover, the more I seek you.”

“You, God, made yourself lowly and small to make us great!”