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The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena

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Catalog Code: 9780895551498

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The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena
Abridged edition

The Dialogue of the great St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, is one of the treasures of Catholic literature. It reads as spoken by God the Father, and is in fact a fascinating mystical exposition of Catholic doctrine, full of practical insights into the spiritual life. Among the topics explained here are:

  • Why sinners are insatiable and unbearable to themselves.
  • How finite pains can receive infinite merits.
  • Christ as the Bridge one must cross to attain eternal life.
  • How superiors must reprove evildoers without fear.
  • How God rewards every good deed, even of sinners.
  • How contrition sometimes satisfies for the penalty as well as for the guilt of sin.
  • How to arrive at perfect purity.
  • The four principal torments of the damned.
  • Why and how we should avoid judging our neighbor.
  • Worthy and unworthy communicants.
  • What is the "hundredfold" that is promised by God to those in religious life.
  • How God manifests Himself to the soul who loves Him.
  • The pains of the sinner in the hour of death.
  • That to turn back from long habits of sin is very difficult but not impossible.
  • That virtuous, holy priests are like the sun.
  • How God will reform His Church.

St. Catherine of Siena - counsellor of Popes and statesmen-is one of only three women Doctors of the Church. The Dialogue is her greatest writing - or rather, it is a message from God to the whole Church.

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St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 4/29
Tridentine Calendar - 4/30

Patron Of: Nurses, Artists, Leather Workers, Philosophers, Scribes, Secretaries, Stenographers, Tongue, Firefighters, Fire, Illness

    Youngest child in a large family. At the age of 6 she had a vision in which Jesus appeared and blessed her. Her parents wanted her to marry, but she became a Dominican tertiary. Mystic. Stigmatist. Received a vision in which she was in a mystical marriage with Christ, and the Infant Christ presented her with a wedding ring. Counselor to Pope Gregory XI and Pope Urban VI. Proclaimed Doctor of the Church on 4 October 1970.

    25 March 1347 at Siena, Tuscany, Italy

    29 April 1380 of a mysterious and painful illness that came on without notice, and was never properly diagnosed

    July 1461 by Pope Pius II

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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