What can we learn from St Catherine of Siena?
St. Catherine reminds us that virtue stems from knowledge of self and knowledge of God. This basic truth—that we need to know ourselves for who we are and know God for who He is—is a major theme of The Dialogue and is crucial to understand if we want to live a life united to Christ.
What virtues did St Catherine of Siena practice?
Most of St. Catherine’s teachings and ways of God are explained in the video. The virtues that I admire most that St. Catherine practiced are the seraphic virgin and the mystical body of Christ.
What memorable thing did Catherine of Siena say?
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” “Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear.” “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”
How did St Catherine of Siena help the church?
St. Catherine of Siena is one of only four women who were named doctor of the church, meaning that her writings, including the mystical The Dialogue and her prayers and letters, have special authority in Roman Catholicism. She was an important defender of the papacy and is a patron saint of Europe and of Italy.
What are considered virtues?
“Virtues” are attitudes, dispositions, or character traits that enable us to be and to act in ways that develop this potential. They enable us to pursue the ideals we have adopted. Honesty, courage, compassion, generosity, fidelity, integrity, fairness, self-control, and prudence are all examples of virtues.