Wednesday, March 11, 2015

For Those Lowliest Household Duties

'St. Catherine of Sienna, 
Doctor of the Church, 
favored with ecstasies, 
cooked meals in the convent kitchen
and performed the lowliest household duties, seeing in them the will of God. 
It is important to direct rightly all our actions, however lowly they may be, 
to God's service.'

St. Francis de Sales

Painting: Edgar Degas, Woman Ironing


  1. Brother Lawrence has always been an inspiration to me too, when it comes to walking with joy in the midst of kitchen duties.

    I'm delighted for this quote about Catherine of Sienna's life...nothing is too small when we do it from a place of loving Him and others.

    Your post blesses me.

    1. Thank you, Brenda. I find much inspiration from Brother Lawrence also, definitely!

  2. Doing small things with great love and mindfulness! Always challenging. Love the painting, the composition is interesting. thank you for these blessings Nancy!!!