Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Feast: St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) -- what a wonderful role model. She stood up for what was right, regardless of the mores of the day. At 18, she became a third-order Dominican (which means she remained a laywoman, but lived the life of a Dominican) even though her family really wanted her to get married. She talked the Pope into coming back to Rome from France. She is one of the few female "doctors of the Church" which means that the Roman Catholic Church has determined that her writings are inspired by the Holy Spirit and thus worthy of study. Here's one of her pithy (and quite deep) quotes:

Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man, God does
nothing without this goal in mind.

Since Kotch is named for St. Catherine, we get to party tonight. But since Kotch is more Irish/German than Italian, she has chosen potato pancakes with applesauce for dinner!

St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, please pray for us!

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