Being one of my favorite saints, I wanted to make sure I got in a quick little post about Saint Catherine of Siena before too much time had gone by her feast day. Only two days, I don't think I did too bad :)
St. Catherine of Siena, 14th cen. philosopher and Doctor of the Church
I apologize in advance because this post is less of me writing about this amazing saint and more my overwhelming you with a gazillion beautiful pictures and quotes. Sorry about that ;) But I'll let her speak for herself, her writings are simply incredible and her life even more so!
How important to remember, yet so easy to forget!
Growth through temptation and trial...
When St. Catherine was 14, her mother arranged a betrothal between herself and the son of local merchant. Catherine, however, had no wish to be married as she had already promised herself to Our Lord as His bride, so she cut off her beautiful long hair with her mother's sewing scissors to make herself undesirable to her suitor.
Fear is understandable and silence is easy but it is only through truth and bravery that one will succeed.
I'm sure we've all heard this one...
I hope you survived my wordy ramble! If you still want to know more on the life St. Catherine of Siena, I recommend you take a look here, here, and here. Enjoy!