The Poetry of St. Catherine of Siena
St. Catherine (1347—1380) was born in Siena, Italy. It was a time of class feuds, religious wars, the Black Plague and famine; a time of transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
She seems to ask a lot of questions, pondering the vast unknowable God and his creation. Her relationship to God seems almost casual in it’s intimacy. I envy her confidence in grace received and childlike trust. I think she is someone I would like to spend time getting to know better.
[ REST IN PRAYER ]
The sun hears the fields talking about effort
and the sun
and whispers to
“Why don’t the fields just rest, for
I am willing to do everything
to help them
Rest, my dears, in