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« on: April 13, 2010, 05:52:00 PM »

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I find only one fault with you, death, that you are too niggardly with those who long for you, and too lavish with those who flee from you.

Again with that wonderful sense of humor that so many Saints have.
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 11:13:24 PM »

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I find only one fault with you, death, that you are too niggardly with those who long for you, and too lavish with those who flee from you.

Again with that wonderful sense of humor that so many Saints have.

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You're on a roll Brigid!

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 09:07:07 AM »

 When gold has been purified up to twenty-four carats, it can no longer be consumed by any fire; not gold itself but only dross can be burnt away. Thus the divine fire works in the soul: God holds the soul in the fire until its every imperfection is burnt away and it is brought to perfection, as it were to the purity of twenty-four carats, each soul however according to its own degree. When the soul has been purified it stays wholly in God, having nothing of self in it; its being is in God who has led this cleansed soul to Himself; it can suffer no more for nothing is left in it to be burnt away; were it held in the fire when it has thus been cleansed, it would feel no pain. Rather the fire of divine love would be to it like eternal life and in no way contrary to it.

-- Saint Catherine of Genoa
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 11:15:55 AM »

St. Catherine of Genoa has such a pure view of God!

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2014, 08:27:02 PM »

             After her husband Julian's demise in 1497, Catherine took over management of the Pammatone,     
             the hospital in Genoa where she and Julian resided.
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 12:23:35 AM »

There's nothing like a holy hospital!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 08:00:52 PM »

Catherine wished to enter a convent when she was about thirteen.   
However, the nuns to whom her confessor applied on her behalf refused her because she was too young.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2020, 12:57:02 AM »

Catherine began to receive Communion almost daily. This was a practice extremely rare for lay people in the Middle Ages.
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2021, 05:57:52 PM »

Catherine's husband became a Franciscan tertiary. She joined no religious order.   
Her husband's spending had ruined them financially.
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2022, 06:00:01 PM »

Catherine's husband converted to Catholicism. He helped Catherine with service to the sick in the hospital at Genoa.
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