"God and sin cannot live peaceably side by side. After considering things as they truly are, I felt a desire to live without self-will. God gives light to the soul, it no longer desires to live with that part of it that continues to block the light. The soul desires to offer itself entirely to God so that it can no longer live except in the manner willed by his tender love. In this manner, it will begin to produce works that are pure, full, and sincere. These are the works that are pleasing to God."
Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)