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date: 02 December 2023

St Catherine of Siena c.1347–80
Italian mystic 

  1. If you are what you ought to be, you will set fire to all Italy, and not only yonder.
    quoted as ‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire’ by Rowan Williams from the sermon at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Westminster Abbey, 29 April 2011
    letter to Stefano Maconi [1376] in St Catherine of Siena as seen in her letters tr. Vida D. Soudder (1905)