Friday 29 April 2016

Catherine of Siena

Silvio shared 3 points during the mass this morning, feast of St Catherine of Siena, patron of Italy:

  1. 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.
  2. She was twice rejected by her formators. The need to always respect the mystery of each vocation.
  3. 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. 

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