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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"These three glorious virtues – patience, courage, and perseverance – are rooted in true charity and have their place at the very top of that tree of charity which in turn is crowned with the light of most holy faith by which souls run without darkness along the way of truth." Source: St. Catherine [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

God speaking to St. Catherine of Siena: “These and many other virtues I give differently to different souls, and the soul is most at ease with that virtue which has been made primary for her. But through her love of that virtue she attracts all the other virtues to herself, since they are all bound [...]

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"But why have I established such differences? Why do I give this person one virtue and that person another, rather than giving them all to one person? It is true that all the virtues are bound together, and it is impossible to have one without having them all. But I give them in different ways [...]

January 13th, 2018|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"Selfish love which deprives your neighbors of your charity and affection is the principle and foundation of all evil. Every scandal, hatred, cruelty, and everything unbecoming springs from the root of selfish love. It has poisoned the whole world and sickened the mystic body of holy Church and the universal body of Christianity. For all [...]

December 31st, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"Do you know how you can tell when your spiritual love is not perfect? If you are distressed when it seems that those you love are not returning your love or not loving you as much as you think you love them. Or if you are distressed when it seems to you that you are [...]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"For the soul is always afraid until she has attained true love." Source: St. Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue, Paulist Press, 1980 The Dialogue was dictated by Catherine over a period of five days. Three scribes worked to keep up with Catherine as she related a conversation she was having with God the Father [...]

November 23rd, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"Every perfection and every virtue proceeds from charity. Charity is nourished by humility. And humility comes from knowledge and holy hatred of oneself, that is, of one’s selfish sensuality. To attain charity you must dwell constantly in the cell of self-knowledge." Source: St. Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue, Paulist Press, 1980 The Dialogue was [...]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"To have eternal life it is essential to love without regard for one’s own interest. Fleeing sin for fear of punishment is not enough to give eternal life, nor is it enough to embrace virtue for one’s own profit. No, one must rise from sin because sin displeases [God], and love virtue for love of [...]

October 25th, 2017|Categories: Daily Quote: Virtue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"I would have you know that every virtue of yours and every vice is put into action by means of your neighbors. If you hate [God], you harm your neighbors and yourself as well (for you are your chief neighbor), and the harm is both general and particular." Source: St. Catherine of Siena, The [...]

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Daily Virtue Quote – St. Catherine of Siena

"What cruelty, to refuse to help either oneself or others by loving virtue and hating vice! But some actually extend their cruelty even further, not only refusing the good example of virtue but in their wickedness assuming the role of the devil by dragging others as much as they can from virtue and leading them [...]

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