Saint Days: St. Catherine of Siena, Reformer of the Church
St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was a Dominican, philosopher, and theologian. She was given a number of spiritual visions from God throughout her life. The first occurred at the age of five where she saw Christ seated in glory with Peter, Paul, and John. At the age of seven years old, she dedicated herself to God. As an adult, she travelled about Italy advocating for reform of the clergy. She also worked to reconcile the Catholic Church in areas where some divisions had reared their heads.
"Love transforms one into what one loves."
Let us remember St. Catherine of Siena in our prayers today:
O God, by whose grace your servant St. Catherine of Siena kindled with the flame of your love, became a burning and a shining light in your Church, turning error into truth and arrogance into humility: Grant that we also may be aflame with the same spirit of love and discipline, and walk before you as children of light; that your Church on earth may more closely resemble your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.