Saint Catherine of Siena

“Oh, abyss of love! What heart can help breaking when it sees such a dignity as Yours descend to such loving us as our humanity? We are Your image, and You have become ours, by this union which You have accomplished with man, veiling the Eternal Deity with the cloud of woe, and the corrupted clay of Adam. For what reason?–Love. Wherefore, You, O God, have become man, and man has become God.” ~Saint Catherine of Siena

Almighty God, you made Saint Catherine of Siena a contemplative lover of the Lord’s sufferings and an ardent servant of your church. Grant through her prayer that your people may be united to Christ in his mystery, and rejoice for ever in the revelation of his glory. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen