“When my goodness saw that you could be drawn in no other way, I sent him to be lifted onto the wood of the cross. I made of that cross an anvil where this child of humankind could be hammered into an instrument to release humankind from death and restore it to the life of grace. In this way he drew everything to himself: for he proved his unspeakable love, and the human heart is always drawn by love.”
–Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
We are spending six weeks in our adult Sunday School with Foster and Smith’s Devotional Classics book. Here are the writers we’ve looked at each session:
- Week 1: St. Augustine
- Week 2: François Fénelon
- Week 3: Evelyn Underhill
- Week 4: Apocryphal Literature (materials to be posted soon)
- Week 5: Catherine of Siena
- Week 6: Kathleen Norris
Each week we do a short bio of the writer, some reading, some discussion, and some prayer.
Here are the teaching slides I used today on Catherine of Siena.