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St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue of Saint Catherine

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1 1, 1 | towards her. This she does because knowledge must precede love, 2 1, 1 | knowledge of herself and of God; because prayer, exercising her in 3 1, 3 | punish one smallest fault, because the offense, being done 4 1, 3 | through the infinite desire; because God, who is infinite, wishes 5 1, 4 | intolerable suffering, grieving because she loves Me; for, if she 6 1, 4 | but only of the guilt; because such complete satisfaction 7 1, 4 | past, he has no remedy, because he has not used the dowry 8 1, 6 | particular. It is general because you are obliged to love 9 1, 6 | loving God) does not do this, because he has no love towards his 10 1, 7 | exposed to you, that is, because men are deprived of the 11 1, 7 | life to all the virtues, because no virtue can be obtained 12 1, 7 | conceived through love of Me, because she sees that, in no other 13 1, 7 | fruit for her neighbor, because, in no other way, can she 14 1, 7 | it cannot be otherwise, because love of Me and of her neighbor 15 1, 7 | she loves her neighbor, because love towards him issues 16 1, 7 | prove your virtue therewith; because, inasmuch as you can do 17 1, 7 | without having them all, because all the virtues are bound 18 1, 8 | man extinguishes pride, because a proud man can do no harm 19 1, 8 | the infidel is unfaithful, because he is without hope in Me, 20 1, 8 | in Me, and in My servant, because he does not love Me, placing 21 1, 8 | servant does not leave him because he does not faithfully love 22 1, 8 | not faithfully love Me, or because he does not constantly seek, 23 2, 1 | contaminate her own perfection, because her penance will not be 24 2, 1 | perpetual calm of discretion. Because otherwise the tree would 25 2, 1 | the virtue of humility, because humility proceeds from self-knowledge. 26 2, 1 | discreetly and lovingly, because these virtues are bound 27 2, 2 | flavored with discretion, because they are all united, as 28 2, 3 | mere calling with words, because they are finite works, and 29 2, 3 | pleasant to Me. And this is because such a work would not be 30 2, 3 | in finite time, and also because it is often profitable that 31 2, 3 | particular number to you, because the affection of the soul, 32 2, 3 | has greater perfection, because he performs great penances, 33 2, 3 | perfect utility to others. Because, when perfection is not 34 2, 3 | this true love knows well, because she carries with herself 35 2, 4 | said more fully above. Also because in the knowledge which the 36 2, 4 | Wherefore, because light and knowledge increased 37 2, 5 | your tears constrain Me, because they are joined with My 38 2, 5 | might be great evil in him, because his evil would not spoil 39 2, 5 | Word, My only-begotten Son, because the whole stuff of human 40 2, 5 | instead of her suckling, because she is grown up and strong, 41 2, 6 | truth, he is not consumed, because the damned do not lose their 42 2, 6 | of the Blood than before, because man received more; but sinners 43 2, 6 | which I have given you, because I wished to do mercy to 44 2, 7 | was drowned in the flood, because no one, with his own justice 45 2, 8 | and give you Eternal Life, because the earth of human nature 46 2, 10 | the secret of His Heart, because the soul, rising on the 47 2, 10 | ineffable love. I say consumed, because He does not love you for 48 2, 10 | you for His own profit, because you can be of no profit 49 2, 10 | together by the effect of love, because love is lifted on high, 50 2, 10 | else is drawn with him, because everything else has been 51 2, 11 | at their journey's end, because Heaven was not yet unlocked 52 2, 11 | the Truth, and so He is, because He is united with Me who 53 2, 11 | the Truth, and in Life, because he who follows this Truth 54 2, 11 | cannot faint from hunger, because the Truth has become your 55 2, 11 | nor fall in the darkness, because He is light without any 56 2, 11 | are the sons of the Truth, because they follow the Truth, and 57 2, 11 | the Father of Lies; and, because they pass by the door of 58 2, 13 | return, and He did return, because the Holy Spirit came not 59 2, 13 | who wishes to follow it, because it is firm and stable, and 60 2, 13 | and not underneath it, because underneath is not the way 61 2, 14 | and Your Truth in them? Because Your goodness promises a 62 2, 15 | spoken before Me of My mercy, because I gave it you to taste and 63 2, 15 | far more than you can see, because your sight is imperfect, 64 2, 15 | dead to grace. Wherefore because they are dead their memory 65 2, 15 | and knows not My Truth, because their feeling is dead, that 66 2, 15 | will is dead to My will because it loves nothing but dead 67 2, 15 | have become trees of death, because they are dead, as I have 68 2, 15 | who is a tree of death, because he has not drawn life from 69 2, 16 | not by the light of grace, because they had it not, but because 70 2, 16 | because they had it not, but because nature gave them the light 71 2, 17 | robbers of their neighbor; because in their memory they have 72 2, 17 | follows from the other, because the miser always carries 73 2, 17 | Heaven I call her (the soul) because so I made her, living in 74 2, 17 | sins. And this she does because she does not consider the 75 2, 18 | But they knew it not, because, in the aforesaid way, they 76 2, 19 | practicing the virtues, because their heart is rotten, and, 77 2, 19 | service that can be had, because you are the servant and 78 2, 20 | no one who reproved me,' because the truth is revealed to 79 2, 20 | heaviness of our body,' because the Incarnate Word of My 80 2, 20 | Thus no one has any excuse, because both reproof and truth are 81 2, 21 | pardoned here nor there, because the soul would not be pardoned, 82 2, 21 | are reproved of injustice because they grieve more over their 83 2, 21 | And they do the contrary because they give to themselves 84 2, 22 | wretched ones to torments, because in seeing him they know 85 2, 22 | is more painful to them, because they see him in his own 86 2, 22 | well how horrible he is, because, by Divine justice, he appears 87 2, 22 | soul cannot be consumed, because it is not a material thing 88 2, 22 | teeth and many others. Now because they did not amend themselves 89 2, 23 | not that His face changes, because He is unchangeable, being 90 2, 24 | they cannot desire good? Because the life of man ended, free-will 91 2, 24 | honor or their salvation, because, as I have already told 92 2, 24 | and they blaspheme Me, because their life ended in hatred 93 2, 24 | did he do it? He did it because he was the eldest, and had 94 2, 24 | gnawed forever by hatred, because in hatred they finished 95 2, 25 | is it measured to them. Because they have lived in love 96 2, 25 | there be need to fill it, because it is full, but they have 97 2, 25 | of the whole world. And because their life ended in the 98 2, 25 | desire except what I desire, because their free-will is bound 99 2, 25 | desire does not afflict them, because, though they have it not 100 2, 25 | bliss, which cannot be, because no perfection is lacking 101 2, 25 | give bliss to the body, because the soul will give of her 102 2, 25 | on that account, pain, because no bliss is lacking to them, 103 2, 25 | you will dwell in Him, because He is one thing with Me. 104 2, 25 | only-begotten Son. Why so? Because their life finished in the 105 2, 25 | they could merit anything, because in this life alone can they 106 2, 25 | terrible, or full of hatred, because they finished their lives 107 2, 26 | the Last Day of Judgment, because they see, following it, 108 2, 26 | themselves. And so will it be, because when that terrible voice 109 2, 26 | together with the body, because the body has been the companion 110 2, 26 | by means of their body, because their body was the instrument 111 2, 26 | the fruit of its labor, because it was the companion of 112 2, 26 | at the Gate of the Lie, because they follow the doctrine 113 2, 26 | and do not perceive it, because they have lost the light 114 2, 27 | Devil that may come to him, because I have made My creatures 115 2, 27 | Devil nor creature can move, because it is yours, given by Me. 116 2, 27 | the time of temptation, because then man knows himself to 117 2, 27 | them, it is imperfect, for, because they were imperfect, they 118 2, 27 | under the pretense of good, because in no other way could he 119 2, 27 | conditions. I have told you this, because I now speak to you of those 120 2, 27 | they fall into them. For, because it seems to them that following 121 2, 27 | fearing the thorn. This is because they are blinded and do 122 2, 27 | pain is alleviated. And because -- by sin, as I said to 123 2, 27 | thorns and tribulations, and because this river flows with tempestuous 124 2, 28 | the eye without the light, because she has hidden it. Thus 125 2, 28 | corporally but not mentally, because the sensitive will, which 126 2, 28 | sin merits infinite pain, because it is against Me, who am 127 2, 28 | deem themselves favored because I wish to punish them in 128 2, 28 | do not touch their heart, because their heart is drawn out 129 2, 28 | thorns, they are not pricked, because as I told you, they have 130 2, 29 | again, scandalized at her, because they had heard of the sweet 131 2, 30 | wants to love something, because she is made of love, and, 132 2, 30 | as it were, 'I will love, because the food on which I feed 133 2, 30 | causes him to sin. But, because the eye, on account of its 134 2, 30 | offending Me at the same time, because the one presents to the 135 2, 32 | Come to Me.' He spoke thus, because in Me, the Father, there 136 2, 32 | cannot be without pain, because the earth, through sin, 137 2, 32 | him come to Me and drink'? Because whoever follows His doctrine, 138 2, 32 | who am the Sea Pacific, because I am one thing with Him, 139 2, 32 | Fountain of Living Water'? Because He was the Fountain which 140 2, 32 | Come to Me and drink'? Because you cannot pass this mortal 141 2, 33 | steps, you must have thirst, because only those who thirst are 142 2, 33 | loves it not. He is afraid because he is alone; were he accompanied 143 2, 33 | two or three or more'? Because there are not two without 144 2, 33 | Why is he solitary? Because he is separated from My 145 2, 33 | to that which is naught, because I am He that is. So that 146 2, 33 | He finds peace and quiet, because the memory is filled with 147 2, 33 | merriment or with impatience, because they are full of Me, who 148 2, 33 | security, and walks safely because I am in the midst of her. 149 2, 35 | holy fear is sufficient, because the law is founded in love 150 2, 36 | prow backwards. Wherefore, because they imperfectly climb to 151 2, 37 | profit me. All this they do, because they feel themselves deprived 152 2, 37 | and those in the second, because they slacken their pace, 153 2, 37 | from them: this happens because their love was originally 154 2, 37 | Sin should be abandoned because it is displeasing to Me, 155 2, 37 | in this way, but this is because the soul herself is at first 156 2, 37 | the state of filial love, because I respond to them with the 157 2, 37 | not reveal Myself to them, because secrets are revealed to 158 2, 37 | through the affection of love, because love transforms the lover 159 2, 39 | shall be one thing with Me.' Because, by following His doctrine 160 2, 39 | you are united with Me, because We are one thing together. 161 2, 39 | manifest Myself to you, because We are one and the same 162 2, 39 | you,' He said the truth, because, in manifesting Himself, 163 2, 39 | reasons in particular. First, because He wished to show that He 164 2, 39 | Father sees Me.' This He said because He was one thing with Me, 165 2, 39 | My Father's who sent Me,' because My Son proceeds from Me, 166 2, 39 | Father. The second reason was because, in manifesting Himself 167 2, 39 | manifested Himself to Me, because I am one thing with Him, 168 2, 39 | Him. The third reason was, because I, being invisible, could 169 2, 39 | the Father to you.' Both, because such a vision is impossible 170 2, 39 | in the mortal body, and because He is one thing with Me." ~ 171 2, 40 | call filial love perfect, because thereby, a man receives 172 2, 40 | the Eternal Father, and because a son's love includes that 173 2, 40 | remained barred in from fear, because the soul always fears until 174 2, 40 | grace through her own guilt, because that guilt had barred the 175 2, 41 | This indeed you cannot do, because I loved you without being 176 2, 41 | grace that you love Me, but because you ought to do so. While 177 2, 41 | love you of grace, and not because I owe you My love. Therefore 178 2, 41 | This love must be sincere, because it is with the same love 179 2, 41 | to drink from it. It is because his love for Me is still 180 2, 41 | neighborly love is so weak, and because the root of self-love has 181 3, 1 | pure and generous love. And because she sees and knows well 182 3, 2 | which would come to her, because she did not seize the arm 183 3, 2 | will return to you no more, because you strike me with the stick 184 3, 3 | and she will become humble because she will know herself in 185 3, 5 | will tell you. He said: Because My desire towards the human 186 3, 5 | show, by finite things, because My love was infinite, how 187 3, 5 | fire without the Blood, because the Blood is steeped in 188 3, 5 | fire of Divine charity, because, through love was It shed. 189 3, 5 | with your humanity. But because the one nature is steeped 190 3, 5 | complete your redemption, because it was terminated and finished 191 3, 6 | than to the righteous man, because the righteous man is able 192 3, 8 | nothing can it suffer pain, because it has that which it desired 193 3, 8 | pain, but only compassion, because she loves without pain, 194 3, 8 | then, you would not be, because by love you are made, and 195 3, 8 | and My love possesses you, because I am one thing with My Truth, 196 3, 8 | salvation of souls without pain, because pain ended in their death, 197 3, 9 | dispossessed him of Myself, because on Me can no pain fall, 198 3, 10 | suffering they are rejoicing, because the enduring of many tribulations 199 3, 10 | obtain Eternal Life. Why? Because they are inflamed and steeped 200 3, 11 | Scripture, which seemed dark because it was not understood; not 201 3, 11 | intellect came science, because in seeing they discerned. 202 3, 11 | By this same light. And because the New Testament proceeded 203 3, 11 | notwithstanding this light, because their pride and the cloud 204 3, 11 | not to the marrow of it, because they have deprived themselves 205 3, 11 | are annoyed and murmur, because they find much in it that 206 3, 11 | this is not remarkable, because they have of course the 207 3, 11 | whence proceeds science. But because they have lost the supernatural 208 3, 11 | learned in much science, because such a one can only offer 209 3, 11 | what he has himself, and, because of his darkness, it may 210 3, 11 | you find with My servants, because they offer the light that 211 3, 11 | the unitive state love Me, because love follows the intellect, 212 3, 11 | earnest-money of Eternal Life, both because she is united with Me, and 213 3, 11 | she is united with Me, and because her will is dead in Christ, 214 3, 14 | tears which engender death, because proceeding from the heart, 215 3, 14 | hearty and sensual tears, because the soul, not having yet 216 3, 14 | you ask Me why, I reply: Because the root of self-love is 217 3, 14 | fire of My love in herself, because love of her neighbor is 218 3, 14 | the love of her neighbor, because she sees that I love that 219 3, 14 | returned directly to Me, because I have loved you without 220 3, 14 | praise and glory of My Name, because he has been loved by Me. ~ 221 3, 14 | the other state is changed because this further state has been 222 3, 14 | mortal, appears immortal because the soul's perception of 223 3, 14 | increase in no perfection, because He was one thing with Me, 224 3, 15 | on account of the heat, because the wood is green, so does 225 3, 15 | way, hunger is kept up, because those who are hungry are 226 3, 16 | which often come many evils, because the wretched man wishes 227 3, 16 | servants always judge well, because they are founded on Me, 228 3, 16 | that most miserable fault, because the heart from which they 229 3, 16 | stand drooping to the earth because the branches of mortal sin 230 3, 16 | satiety cannot content them, because they (who are infinite in 231 3, 16 | desiring something finite; because their being will never end, 232 3, 16 | alone can satisfy him, and, because he is deprived of this satisfaction 233 3, 18 | the virtue of his soul, because virtue cannot be proved, 234 3, 18 | damnation. And, for this reason, because the soul, being without 235 3, 19 | should not remain contented, because, as long as you are pilgrims 236 3, 19 | this would happen to them? Because they have placed all their 237 3, 19 | in my soul through grace; because it seems to me that I should 238 3, 20 | of so great a benefit, or because of the persecutions of the 239 3, 20 | from Me or from creatures, because she is stripped of mercenary 240 3, 20 | all traveling by one road, because, in this way, he perceives 241 3, 20 | or him who received it, because their love is not disordinate, 242 3, 20 | arrive at perfect purity, because acting thus, your mind will 243 3, 20 | which I created you. And because the soul remains always 244 3, 20 | the snares of the Devil, because you will recognize them 245 3, 21 | but not the full payment, because they wait to receive it 246 3, 21 | earnest is not perfect, because the soul who tastes it has 247 3, 21 | wood of the holy Cross, because, while His flesh was in 248 3, 21 | for their neighbor, and because they afflict their own self-love, 249 3, 22 | moved you to do it? Love, because You loved me, without my 250 3, 22 | whoever wishes to follow it, because without You is nothing done. 251 3, 22 | with a particular love, because they will be my refreshment 252 3, 22 | that I have made to You, because I know, from seeing what 253 3, 23 | reproof now than before, because you have learnt more of 254 3, 24 | Son, whose Body is a Sun, because He is one thing with Me, 255 3, 24 | Sun, all God and all man, because He is one thing with Me 256 3, 24 | of Me, the Eternal God, because none of these can be separated 257 3, 24 | Sacrament. I say without light, because of yourselves you can do 258 3, 24 | light), and not divided, because It cannot be divided, as 259 3, 24 | Sun, His Eternal Father -- because in His mystical Body, the 260 3, 25 | bodily sight and touch, because in this Sacrament all bodily 261 3, 25 | the eye of your intellect, because your bodily sight was not 262 3, 26 | obliged to render Me love, because I love you so much, and, 263 3, 27 | I call them My Christs, because I have given them the office 264 3, 27 | their fellow-creatures, because they cannot use cruelty 265 3, 28 | Light. With light alone? No; because the light cannot be separated 266 3, 28 | see that they are the Sun, because they have taken the condition 267 3, 28 | Sun from Me, the True Sun, because, through affection of love, 268 3, 28 | discretion. In them, principally because they justly paid Me My due, 269 3, 28 | the furnace of love. And, because they first had done justice 270 3, 28 | without any servile fear, because they were not thinking of 271 3, 28 | body of the holy Church (because they were not deprived of 272 3, 28 | degree without holy justice, because he who is not corrected, 273 3, 28 | corrupts the whole body, because the bad physician, when 274 3, 28 | perverted and servile fear. Because they fear to lose their 275 3, 28 | maintain it; but they do not, because they are deprived of light. 276 3, 28 | should correct in others, because the same or greater ones 277 3, 28 | suns, as I have told you, because in them is no darkness of 278 3, 28 | of sin, or of ignorance, because they follow the doctrine 279 3, 28 | Truth. They are not tepid, because they burn in the furnace 280 3, 28 | furnace of My love, and because they are despisers of the 281 3, 28 | And they are truly angels. Because, as the angel, which I give 282 3, 28 | Church in debt. This was because through the largeness of 283 3, 28 | or solicitude to keep it, because I alone keep it. It is true 284 3, 28 | with the light of reason, because though I created you without 285 3, 28 | all lost their every fear, because they were not alone but 286 3, 28 | alone but were accompanied, because being in the enjoyment of 287 3, 28 | until death. So you see that because they were not alone but 288 3, 28 | afraid of every little thing, because he alone is without Me who 289 3, 28 | servants over them. This was because I responded to the love, 290 3, 28 | they stand in My presence, because I have received their labor 291 3, 28 | blessing and glory in My sight, because they gave the example of 292 3, 28 | which I placed in them, and because this Treasure which I placed 293 3, 28 | true and real virtues; and because I, for the salvation of 294 3, 29 | judges, which I forbid, because they are My Christs, and 295 3, 30 | endure depend on their will, because if their will were in accordance 296 3, 30 | labors on that account, but because labors cause no suffering 297 3, 30 | death, they die peacefully, because they have vanquished their 298 3, 30 | cannot accuse such a man, because he saw through its deceptions 299 3, 30 | body do not accuse him, because he bound sensuality like 300 3, 30 | soul, through humility, and because at the moment of death she 301 3, 30 | admire his past virtues, because he neither can nor will 302 3, 30 | cannot reprove him of sin? Because during his life he conquered 303 3, 30 | account of their priesthood, because they have personally received 304 3, 30 | glory and praise to My Name, because he refers to Me the grace 305 3, 30 | the devils can do no harm, because of the vision which they 306 3, 30 | them trouble or any fear, because in them is not the poison 307 3, 30 | fear the demon's deception, because with supernatural light 308 3, 31 | and dark is their death! Because in the moment of death, 309 3, 31 | reason, accuse him miserably, because then he knows the truth 310 3, 31 | for them is this battle, because it finds them disarmed, 311 3, 31 | of affection and charity; because, as members of the Devil, 312 3, 31 | neither the light of science, because they did not understand 313 3, 31 | are not nourished in hope, because they have not hoped in Me, 314 3, 31 | they act in a contrary way, because they offend Me in the hope 315 3, 31 | them and displeasing to Me, because they commit other sins through 316 3, 31 | nor hereafter, and it is because despair displeases Me so 317 3, 31 | My inestimable love, but because they have used it in the 318 3, 31 | the rod of justice, and because you did the contrary your 319 3, 31 | before your conscience, because you ought to have given 320 3, 31 | greater torment than a pagan, because he had the light of faith 321 3, 31 | the holy Sacrament, and because they had the light of science, 322 3, 31 | they make her grow pale, because they divert to themselves 323 3, 32 | Fire above every fire, because You are the only Fire who 324 3, 32 | Fire of Love are the cause, because it is always love which 325 3, 32 | the cause of this? Love. Because You loved us before we were. 326 3, 32 | will render You thanks, because I am she who is not, and 327 3, 32 | who is the father of lies, because You alone are He who is. 328 3, 32 | infirmity. You have soothed me because with Your love and gentleness 329 3, 32 | are they who are not. And because You are infinite, and we 330 3, 32 | be mirrors of virtue. And because You have manifested and 331 3, 32 | the door of Your truth, because in the truth of Your only-begotten 332 4, 1 | true and royal virtues, because all the virtues draw their 333 4, 2 | no hatred when injured, because he wishes to obey the precept 334 4, 2 | appetites are not satisfied, because obedience has ordered him 335 4, 5 | their needs demanded. But because the stench of self-love 336 4, 5 | the majority. I say few because they are not many who choose 337 4, 5 | I say by means of Mary? Because Mary gave him his habit -- 338 4, 6 | and not throw it away. And because the truly obedient have 339 4, 6 | humility, but proudly do so, because they must, which force breaks 340 4, 6 | other things happen to them because they have money to spend, 341 4, 6 | easily and without violence, because he observes the vows of 342 4, 7 | as has been said). And because they have received this 343 4, 7 | dissembling and ambition, because charity is an open book 344 4, 8 | deluded by his self-love, because the eye of his intellect 345 4, 8 | there in his affections, and because obedience seems wearisome 346 4, 8 | The fruit of death, because the root of his affection 347 4, 8 | brother displeased you? Because you live for your own sensual 348 4, 8 | has no fraternal charity, because he loves no one but himself, 349 4, 8 | devils who fell from heaven, because they rebelled against Me. 350 4, 9 | entered in their childhood, because they have advanced but slowly. 351 4, 9 | and tranquillity of heart, because obedience and faith have 352 4, 11 | Why did I not know You? Because I did not see You with the 353 4, 11 | light of the holy faith; because the cloud of self-love darkened 354 Lette, 0| I was unfaithful to You, because I did not keep my memory


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