St. Catherine of Siena. Feast Day April 29.

St. Catherine of Siena

Love from ‘Eternal Goodness’.

Eternal Goodness, you want me to gaze into you and see that you love me gratuitously,
so that I may love everyone with the very same love. You want me, then, to love and serve my neighbors gratuitously, by helping them spiritually and materially as much as I can… – From “Prayer 12”

Love with which We Treat Others.

So she loves every person with the same love she sees herself loved with, and this is why the soul, as soon as she comes to know me, reaches out to love her neighbors. Because she sees that I love them even more than she does, she also loves them unspeakably much. – From the “Dialogue” pg. 164 Chapter on Tears

Love that We Run After.

So when we see ourselves loved so indescribably much by God, we run after love, loving God and whatever God loves most, pleased by whatever pleases God, and displeased by whatever displeases him. And because we see that the Creator loves his human creatures most of all, we love them, too; and the service we cannot do for God we do for other people for love of him. – From the “Letters” #301 in Vol. III

Love that We Ask for.

The Father: I ask you to love me with the same love with which I love you…You cannot give me the kind of love I ask of you. This is why I have put you among your neighbors: so that you can do for them what you cannot do for me- that is love them…And whatever you do for them I will consider done for me. – From the “Dialogue” #64