St Catherine of Siena wrote: ‘We were enclosed, O eternal Father, within the garden of your breast. You drew us out of your holy mind like a flower petaled with our soul’s three powers and into each power you put the whole plant, so that they might bear fruit in your garden, might come back to you with the fruit you gave them. And you would come back to the soul, to fill her with your blessedness. There the soul dwells like the fish in the sea and the sea in the fish’.

In these challenging times, let us hold fast to our faith and to our knowledge of the Love of God – for ‘he who perseveres to the end will be saved’.

May God bless you in all that you are experiencing at this time.