St Catherine of Siena lived from 1347 – 1380, thus dying at the significant age of 33. In her short life she achieved much, including being instrumental in the return of Pope Gregory XI from Avignon to Rome.

She was also a profound mystic, and her writings have influenced many. She said: ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’. As we journey on, may we truly take these words to heart, and become the person God created us to be.

May St Catherine pray for us, and may God bless you this day.