Silvio shared 3 points during the mass this morning, feast of St Catherine of Siena, patron of Italy:
- She was the 25th child; her twin died at birth. She would have surely not seen the light of day in our times, with our culture of use and throw, and abortion.
- She was twice rejected by her formators. The need to always respect the mystery of each vocation.
- She was illiterate, but her letters helped bring the pope back from Avignon.
The gospel this morning was Mt 11,25-30, the Jubelruf: Blessed are you, Father, for having revealed these things to the little ones, and not to the wise and learned.
I was struck very much by the promise of rest: Come to me, all you who are overburdened, and I will give you rest. My yoke is easy and my burden light.