St. Catherine of Ricci February 13

At the age of thirteen, St. Catherine entered the Third Order of St. Dominic. Her special attraction was to the Passion of Christ. She received the sacred stigmata, the wound in the left side, and the crown of thorns.

God hath chosen her, and forechosen her. He hath made her to dwell in His tabernacle. — Matins, Verse and Answer

The Imitation of Christ
Oh, how wise was that soul that says: My mind is solidly established in and grounded upon Christ.
Ideal
St. Catherine received the impression of the Wounds of our Savior much as St. Francis of Assisi did.
Today
Look up some material on Theresa Neumann of the present day. The fact that such extraordinary manifestations are being made is evidence that our Lord wishes us to honor His Passion more than we do. Make your plans now for saying the Way of the Cross each day during Lent.
Slogan
We adore Thee, O Christ and bless Thee, because by Thy holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.