mystery deep as the sea,
you could give me no greater gift
than the gift of
For you are a fire ever burning and never consumed,
which itself consumes all the selfish love
that fills my being.
Yes, you are a fire that takes away the coldness,
illuminates the mind with its light,
and causes me to know your
And I know that
you are beauty and wisdom itself.
The food of angels,
you gave yourself to man
in the fire of your
– Catherine of Siena