Saint Catherine of Siena

This blog was written on Thursday, April 29, the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena.

Today is the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena. Some of the stories of saints are so fascinating. I remember as a kid loving to hear about the active lives of St. George and the Dragon or St. Joan of Arc.

Now I am curious about less active ideas and thoughts of the saints. For example, what does it mean to be a Doctor of the Church? St. Catherine lived in the 14th century, and so I wonder how she was educated.

The poverty that followed take overs from various warring countries meant that people had to scramble for food to eat much less trying to provide for education. How did they manage to leave behind so many courageous and hope-filled words?

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”

Mary Jane Berger, OSB