Saint Catherine of Siena was a famous medieval mystic and theologian and is now one of the two patron saints of Italy (along with Francis of Assisi). One of the leading voices calling for the reform of the church in her day, Catherine played a key role in convincing the pope to return the papacy to Rome after nearly seventy years of “captivity” in Avignon.
Catherine died on April 29, 1380. In honor of her life and ministry, this Sunday’s prayer comes from her.
Eternal Trinity, you are a deep sea,
into which the more I enter the more I find,
and the more I find the more I seek.
The soul ever hungers in your abyss, Eternal Trinity,
longing to see you with the light of your light,
and as the deer yearns for the springs of water,
so my soul yearns to see you in truth.