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Wednesday of Hope – Which Does Not Depend on Hopes

Faith leads to beliefs, just as hope leads to hopes. Yet faith does not depend on beliefs, nor does hope depend on hopes.

– David Steindl-Rast

Celebrating the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

 

 

Thanks to the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, I just discovered this wonderful quote, which was translated from the Italian by Suzanne Noffke, OP, a Dominican Sister of Racine. The door grating is in Siena, Italy.

Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ . . . you can do everything.

– Catherine of Siena, Letter T200/G112/DT9 Frate Bartolomeo Dominici, in Asciano, written in late March 1372

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is the Way

Hope is not just a feeling. Hope is a way of acting and a way of living.

– Joanna Macy

Everything Is a Miracle

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

– Albert Einstein

Wednesday of Hope – Dragons Can Be Killed

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

– G.K. Chesterton

 

The Necessity of Imagination and Art

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?

– Rollo May, The Courage to Create

Wednesday of Hope – Virtue

Hope is not merely a feeling. Hope is a virtue, a firmly established attitude of the heart, a basic bearing of the whole person.

– David Steindl-Rast