Catherine of Siena

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The path to heaven lies through heaven, and all the way to heaven is heaven.

Saint Catherine of Siena (March 25, 1347April 29, 1380) was a Dominican Tertiary (lay affiliate) of the Dominican Order.

Quotes[edit]

  • The path to heaven lies through heaven, and all the way to heaven is heaven.
    • Attributed by Dorothy Day in On Pilgrimage (1948) p. 161
    • Variants:
    • All the way to Heaven is Heaven, because Christ is the Way.
      • As attributed in The Last Things : Death, Judgment, Hell, Heaven (1998) by Regis Martin, p. 39
    • All the way to heaven is heaven, for Jesus said, I am the way.
      • As attributed in The Fear of Beggars : Stewardship and Poverty in Christian Ethics (2007) by Kelly S. Johnson, p. 209
  • If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire! This is a popular paraphrase of the following quotation: If you are what you ought to be, you will set fire to all Italy, and not only yonder. (Letter 368 to Stefano Maconi)
    • Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.

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