Catherine of Siena/Dialogue
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The Dialogue of Saint Catherine of Siena
THE DIALOGUE OF THE SERAPHIC VIRGIN CATHERINE OF SIENA
DICTATED BY HER, WHILE IN A STATE OF ECSTASY,
TO HER SECRETARIES, AND COMPLETED
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1370
AN ACCOUNT OF HER DEATH BY AN EYE-WITNESS
TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN, AND PRECEDED BY AN INTRODUCTION ON THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE SAINT
BY ALGAR THOROLD
A NEW AND ABRIDGED EDITION
Originally published in 1907 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., London.
"Man is placed above all creatures, and not beneath them, and he cannot be satisfied or content except in something greater than himself. Greater than himself there is nothing but Myself, the Eternal God. Therefore I alone can satisfy him, and, because he is deprived of this satisfaction by his guilt, he remains in continual torment and pain. Weeping follows pain, and when he begins to weep, the wind strikes the tree of self-love, which he has made the principle of all his being.". This work was dictated by Saint Catherine of Siena during a state of ecstasy while in dialogue with God the Father. Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was declared a Doctor of the Church on October 4, 1970.
- A TREATISE OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE
- A TREATISE OF DISCRETION
- A TREATISE OF PRAYER
- A TREATISE OF OBEDIENCE
- AN ACCOUNT OF HER DEATH BY AN EYE-WITNESS
- ↑ Digitized by Harry Plantinga, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1994.
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