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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 – It Is Never Hopeless

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.

– Charles L. Allen

Door of Gratitude

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In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

  • David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Dawn’s Door

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Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.

– Emily Dickinson

Grateful Glimpses

siena_061807_002In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Wisdom

This month the subject is Wisdom.  And today we begin with a quote that set the tone for all of our congregation’s Chapter (our meeting at which the sisters gather to discern our direction):

Wisdom stands at the door and waits.

Catherine of Siena, Woman of Wisdom

Catherine of Siena, Woman of Wisdom

Helen Keller on Pessimism

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

– Helen Keller

Open a new door. You gotta love the door knockers!!

Open a new door. You gotta love the door knockers!!