'I see without sight, I understand without intelligence, I feel without feeling, I taste without taste;
I know neither shape nor dimension;
yet without seeing, I see so divine a preparation
that all words concerning perfection, cleanness or purity which I uttered before now seem to me to be naught but mockery and fable
in comparison with this truth and honesty.
The sun which had appeared bright to me before
now appears dark.'
St. Catherine of Genoa
Painting: Giovanni Agostino Ratti; St. Catherine of Genoa; digitally altered