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St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue of Saint Catherine

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1 Intro, 0| of historic imagination, was thawed by the somewhat rhetorical 2 Intro, 0| French Revolution. The spoil was then necessarily to the 3 Intro, 0| strong. But even Napoleon was conquered at last rather 4 Intro, 0| the fate of populations was bound up with the animosities 5 Intro, 0| personality of the prince was the only power in the medieval 6 Intro, 0| for the prince himself was held to be ultimately amenable 7 Intro, 0| relation to itself. Religion was in those days a mental and 8 Intro, 0| of medieval Christianity was considerably in favor of 9 Intro, 0| priesthood, its discipline, was but the phenomenal expression, 10 Intro, 0| the vitality of that Idea was the life by which the Church 11 Intro, 0| You cannot do it," he was in the tradition of medieval 12 Intro, 0| the hierarchical Church was not considered as the sole 13 Intro, 0| which the Christian idea was accepted in those times 14 Intro, 0| dispensation as other Christians, was conceived to have his own 15 Intro, 0| revelation. In particular he was held to be exempt from many 16 Intro, 0| that dwelt within him; he was often accepted by the people 17 Intro, 0| revelation of which the hierarchy was the legitimate guardian. 18 Intro, 0| infrequently indeed that message was one of warning or correction 19 Intro, 0| organization of the Church was Divine; it was by the sacred 20 Intro, 0| the Church was Divine; it was by the sacred responsibilities 21 Intro, 0| Colomba of Rieti. Colomba, who was a simple peasant, was called 22 Intro, 0| who was a simple peasant, was called to the unusual vocation 23 Intro, 0| examination. When the saint was brought into the Pope's 24 Intro, 0| sins of Rodrigo Borgia. It was useless to attempt to stop 25 Intro, 0| attempt to stop her; she was beyond the control of inquisitor 26 Intro, 0| 1347, being Palm Sunday, was born Giacomo's daughter 27 Intro, 0| St. Catherine was born at the same time as 28 Intro, 0| mythology. The tiny Catherine was no exception to the rest 29 Intro, 0| sisters. At the age of five it was her custom on the staircase 30 Intro, 0| sister Bonaventura, she was favored with a beautiful 31 Intro, 0| her brother Stephen, who was a little older than herself, 32 Intro, 0| sister Bonaventura, who was married to one Niccolò, 33 Intro, 0| regal magnificence, in which was seated, on an imperial throne, 34 Intro, 0| The grace of this gift was so efficacious, that Catherine, 35 Intro, 0| forgetting not only the road she was on, but also herself, although 36 Intro, 0| others. But while the Lord was working these marvels, the 37 Intro, 0| hill, thinking that she was following, but, seeing her 38 Intro, 0| her eyes to earth." Such was the "call" of St. Catherine 39 Intro, 0| Her lot was cast on evil days for the 40 Intro, 0| apogee of the middle ages was over. Francis and Dominic 41 Intro, 0| the original inspiration was a brightness that had fled. 42 Intro, 0| state of the secular clergy was, according to Catherine 43 Intro, 0| their heel. Assuredly it was not from Christian bishops 44 Intro, 0| Babylonish Captivity, as it was called, may have seemed, 45 Intro, 0| his departure from Rome was resolved upon, a wise measure 46 Intro, 0| before the anarchy which was raging round the city of 47 Intro, 0| submitted in leaving Rome, was the only one who profited 48 Intro, 0| its doctrinal prestige. It was well enough in theory to 49 Intro, 0| danger ahead to Christendom was the possibility of an Italian 50 Intro, 0| revelation of the Spirit, which was to supersede the dispensation 51 Intro, 0| Joachim, the Roman Church was on the eve of destruction, 52 Intro, 0| eve of destruction, and it was the duty of the Spirituali, 53 Intro, 0| legitimate his title. Nor was there wanting outside Italy 54 Intro, 0| named both Saint and Great, was due the development of the 55 Intro, 0| greatest of bishops in his day was St. Gregory the Great. Seldom, 56 Intro, 0| the instinct of government was his by hereditary right. 57 Intro, 0| His missionary enterprise was characterized by a shrewd 58 Intro, 0| unconsciously, effected. It was a kindly and statesmanlike 59 Intro, 0| many cases, indeed, his was the only government they 60 Intro, 0| So much as has been said was, however, necessary for 61 Intro, 0| successfully her strength. It was given to the Popolana of 62 Intro, 0| See, to bring about what was, for the moment, the only 63 Intro, 0| heights of vision. "Truth" was to her the handmaid of the 64 Intro, 0| of St. Catherine of Siena was dictated to her secretaries 65 Intro, 0| Neri's advice in the matter was to prefer those writers 66 1, 1 | namely, that, when she was lifted up in prayer, with 67 1, 1 | great elevation of mind, God was not wont to conceal, from 68 1, 1 | Eternal Father. The first was for herself; the second 69 1, 1 | certain case with which she was concerned. ~ 70 1, 2 | This desire was great and continuous, but 71 1, 2 | morning (for the morrow was a feast of Mary) in order 72 1, 2 | cause of all the evil that was happening throughout the 73 1, 3 | for when the sacrifice was offered to God, a fire descended 74 1, 3 | to Him the sacrifice that was acceptable to Him; so did 75 1, 4 | done for them, that which was given them, through mercy, 76 1, 7 | I said to you, that it was in the neighbor, that is 77 1, 7 | suffering alone, without desire, was not sufficient to punish 78 2, 3 | actual operation, as such, was finite, and therefore I 79 2, 3 | some legitimate reason, was unable to do actual penance. 80 2, 4 | the same time, her sorrow was diminished by the hope which 81 2, 4 | to such an extent that it was no longer possible for the 82 2, 4 | Mediator between us and You. He was our Justice, for He took 83 2, 5 | the stain of original sin was taken from him by virtue 84 2, 5 | from his origin, when he was generated by his father 85 2, 5 | stuff of human generation was corrupted through the sin 86 2, 5 | you had lost by sin; for I was incapable of suffering, 87 2, 5 | demanded suffering. But man was not sufficient to satisfy 88 2, 5 | however, to restore man, who was enfeebled, and could not 89 2, 5 | with the divine nature, was sufficient to satisfy for 90 2, 5 | fire of divine love which was the fetter which held him 91 2, 5 | this way. Thus human nature was sufficient to satisfy for 92 2, 5 | nature. And in this way was destroyed the stain of Adam' 93 2, 5 | the original fault of Adam was able still to cause a fatal 94 2, 5 | endure its bitterness. He was man's foster-mother, enduring, 95 2, 5 | obtain the end for which he was created. Oh, miserable man, 96 2, 6 | Man, then, was closely bound to Me through 97 2, 6 | similitude; for which reason, he was bound to render Me glory, 98 2, 7 | should know that the road was broken by the sin and disobedience 99 2, 7 | created them, and My truth was not fulfilled. This truth 100 2, 7 | and the world. Every one was drowned in the flood, because 101 2, 8 | This was necessary, in order to reform 102 2, 8 | to reform the road which was broken, as I said to you, 103 2, 8 | the earth of human nature was not sufficient to satisfy 104 2, 8 | have said to you above. It was, therefore, necessary to 105 2, 8 | and reformed the road. Why was this done? In order that 106 2, 10 | bitterness He tasted, when He was given gall and vinegar to 107 2, 10 | touch it; for, in My Son, was no venom of sin. This Bridge 108 2, 10 | earth. Do you know when it was lifted on high? When My 109 2, 10 | lifted on high? When My Son was lifted up on the wood of 110 2, 10 | being lifted on high, He was not lifted out of the earth, 111 2, 10 | thing with it. And there was no one who could go on the 112 2, 10 | perforce, then, My Son was treated in this way by love, 113 2, 10 | has been made for him. It was therefore necessary that 114 2, 11 | journey's end, because Heaven was not yet unlocked with the 115 2, 11 | have spoken to you, He, who was Himself the Bridge, moistened 116 2, 11 | Blood. That is, His Blood was united with the mortar of 117 2, 11 | Incarnation of this My Son. How was Heaven opened? With the 118 2, 12 | that My only-begotten Son was a Bridge. And thus, you 119 2, 13 | you, rose into Heaven, and was the one road which was taught 120 2, 13 | and was the one road which was taught you by the example 121 2, 14 | the Immaculate Lamb. Which was finally conquered? Death! 122 2, 14 | creatures. Oh, Loving Madman! was it not enough for You to 123 2, 14 | that You must also die? Was not death enough, that You 124 2, 15 | first become weak, and this was when they conceived mortal 125 2, 17 | benefit of the Blood that was shed with so great Fire 126 2, 18 | to the Eternal Truth, who was amongst them, as said My 127 2, 18 | glory to Me, and to Him, who was one thing with Me, and like 128 2, 19 | that any vice remained that was not punished and beaten 129 2, 19 | This was meant by My Truth when He 130 2, 19 | false judgment.' And it was reproved when I sent the 131 2, 20 | are three reproofs. One was given when the Holy Spirit 132 2, 21 | conscience, which I told you was blinded self-love. Now at 133 2, 21 | displeased Me more, and was more grave to My Son than 134 2, 21 | more grave to My Son than was his betrayal of Him. So 135 2, 22 | neither in the second, which was that, in death, they would 136 2, 23 | like a poor one, as when He was born, coming in the womb 137 2, 23 | not that My divine nature was therefore separated from 138 2, 23 | the human nature, His face was unchangeable, after it took 139 2, 24 | others, as that rich man, who was damned, demonstrated to 140 2, 24 | for his brothers, for he was deprived of love and could 141 2, 24 | it? He did it because he was the eldest, and had nourished 142 2, 24 | he had lived, so that he was the cause of their damnation, 143 2, 25 | increasing virtue, and the one was the occasion to the other 144 2, 26 | reproached by the Blood that was shed for them, and by the 145 2, 26 | body, because their body was the instrument of evil. 146 2, 26 | of its labor, because it was the companion of the soul 147 2, 27 | you remember well, there was a certain thorn, from which 148 2, 27 | seemed to be of corn and was not, and, therefore, as 149 2, 28 | burden of the body, which was a law that opposed the spirit, 150 2, 28 | and sought for it where it was to be found, that is in 151 2, 29 | How this soul was in great bitterness, on 152 2, 29 | imperfections and those of others, was saddened to hear of and 153 2, 29 | her. And, for this, she was in bitterness, and fixing 154 2, 32 | Living Water'? Because He was the Fountain which contained 155 2, 35 | and holy fear. The old law was the law of fear, that was 156 2, 35 | was the law of fear, that was given by Me to Moses, by 157 2, 35 | that of love. Through love was taken away the imperfection 158 2, 35 | So that the imperfect law was made perfect with the law 159 2, 35 | sins committed by humanity was taken away, that is, he 160 2, 35 | that is, he who offended was no longer punished suddenly, 161 2, 35 | longer punished suddenly, as was of old given and ordained 162 2, 37 | happens because their love was originally impure, for they 163 2, 37 | irrespectively of herself. It was with this imperfect love 164 2, 37 | failed, and so disgraceful was his fall, that, not only 165 2, 39 | This He said because He was one thing with Me, and that 166 2, 39 | Father. The second reason was because, in manifesting 167 2, 39 | and Him. The third reason was, because I, being invisible, 168 2, 39 | Me to you. Therefore it was that He did not say 'I will 169 2, 40 | Son. I have told you what was meant by the three powers 170 2, 40 | Everything that He said was said primarily, and in particular, 171 2, 40 | return to you;' and so it was, for, when the Holy Spirit 172 2, 40 | former consolations. When she was in the guilt of mortal sin, 173 2, 41 | and that, though his love was originally drawn from Me, 174 3, 2 | abundance of My charity, which was made visible to you, through 175 3, 2 | which, as the soul sees, was shed through love. On seeing 176 3, 2 | hope therein. Wherefore it was, if you remember rightly, 177 3, 2 | will, you did that which was your duty, which My goodness ( 178 3, 2 | Baptist never sinned and was sanctified in his mother' 179 3, 2 | ceases not to pray.' It was for this reason that I told 180 3, 2 | that I told you that prayer was made in many ways, that 181 3, 3 | conscience made sin where there was no sin, that is, that through 182 3, 3 | it saw sin where there was no sin. ~ 183 3, 4 | seen by the same sign that was given to the holy disciples 184 3, 5 | Christ crucified, which was their rule, way, and doctrine. 185 3, 5 | were dead when Your side was opened. Why then did You 186 3, 5 | telling you that there was occasion enough for it; 187 3, 5 | towards the human generation was ended, and I had finished 188 3, 5 | things, because My love was infinite, how much more 189 3, 5 | charity, because, through love was It shed. There is yet another 190 3, 5 | virtue of the Blood, it was necessary to leave a continual 191 3, 5 | your redemption, because it was terminated and finished 192 3, 5 | the Cross, when the Soul was separated from the Body; 193 3, 5 | showed to you that My love was infinite. How? By the Baptism 194 3, 5 | in order to show this, it was necessary for the Blood 195 3, 9 | How after Saint Paul was drawn to the glory of the 196 3, 9 | Incarnate. The soul of Paul was clothed, through feeling 197 3, 9 | Life, except that his soul was not separated from his body, 198 3, 11 | which seemed dark because it was not understood; not through 199 3, 11 | made light. The intellect was, before the Scriptures were 200 3, 11 | seeing they discerned. It was thus that the holy prophets 201 3, 11 | disciples, to show that He was not a breaker of laws: ' 202 3, 11 | love and holy fear. How was this declared to be the 203 3, 11 | supernatural light, which was and is given by grace to 204 3, 11 | by which death her union was made with Me, and in no 205 3, 12 | teaching her the way she was to direct her will (and 206 3, 14 | before you existed; it was, indeed, love that moved 207 3, 14 | only-begotten Son, your Captain, was the only One who could increase 208 3, 14 | no perfection, because He was one thing with Me, and I 209 3, 14 | Him, wherefore His soul was blessed through union with 210 3, 16 | from which they proceeded was not clean, but all spotted 211 3, 18 | which I said to you that it was the pupil of the eye. This 212 3, 20 | My only-begotten Son, who was fed at the table of holy 213 3, 20 | accomplished the obedience which was imposed on Him by Me, His 214 3, 20 | Captain and Knight that He was, whom I had placed on the 215 3, 20 | hatred of your sins. It was as if the sweet and amorous 216 3, 20 | doctrine which, as you know, was given you by My Truth at 217 3, 20 | doing so. You know what was replied to you, while you 218 3, 20 | This was the doctrine given to you 219 3, 21 | as My only-begotten Son was, on the wood of the holy 220 3, 21 | because, while His flesh was in grief and torment, His 221 3, 21 | grief and torment, His soul was blessed through its union 222 3, 22 | Your only-begotten Son. I was dead, and You have brought 223 3, 22 | have brought me to life. I was sick, and You have given 224 3, 24 | being closely united. Thus was the light of My Divinity 225 3, 24 | account of the water that was in the soul, which impeded 226 3, 25 | above his head while he was saying the words of consecration, 227 3, 25 | words which the minister was saying. But sight remained 228 3, 25 | because your bodily sight was not strong enough to stand 229 3, 25 | savor were taken away. This was shown you by My goodness, 230 3, 26 | Its Center, not that it was ever really separated from 231 3, 28 | light of the most holy faith was rekindled in the darkened. 232 3, 28 | respect. And this justice was and is that pearl which 233 3, 28 | therefore this pearl of justice was not dimmed in My anointed 234 3, 28 | have narrated to you), but was resplendent in them, wherefore 235 3, 28 | the Church in debt. This was because through the largeness 236 3, 28 | This love was and is the companion of 237 3, 28 | servants over them. This was because I responded to the 238 3, 30 | towards Me. Their heart, which was a vessel of love, inscribed 239 3, 31 | wretch did not see that all was counted to him with interest, 240 3, 31 | with your mouth your heart was far from Me. Conscience 241 3, 31 | he sees that his own life was devoid of any; and I wish 242 3, 32 | filled with darkness. What was the cause of this? Love. 243 3, 32 | Your Son; and now, when I was lying infirm with the sickness 244 4, 1 | only-begotten Son. So prompt in Him was this virtue, that, in order 245 4, 1 | the Eternal Father. It was pride, which was produced 246 4, 1 | Father. It was pride, which was produced by self- love, 247 4, 1 | please his companion. This was the cause that deprived 248 4, 1 | not obedient, for the door was unlocked by the key of obedience, 249 4, 1 | light of holy faith. He was faithful to Me, His eternal 250 4, 1 | Himself more than He did! He was sated with insults, jibes, 251 4, 1 | order to please Me. And who was more patient than He? for 252 4, 1 | patient than He? for His cry was never heard in murmuring, 253 4, 1 | wherefore He said, 'He was the Way, the Truth, and 254 4, 2 | Impatience, for patience was united to obedience, and 255 4, 5 | humble Lamb, with whom he was fastened and nailed to the 256 4, 5 | vessel of his body that which was in the love of his soul, 257 4, 5 | darkness and giving light. He was a light which I gave the 258 4, 5 | his habit -- this office was committed to her by My goodness. 259 4, 5 | that the darkness of error was dissipated by their glance. 260 4, 5 | than by human study. He was a brilliant light, illuminating 261 4, 5 | of his death, for when he was at the last extremity, having 262 4, 5 | though he knew that he was to die, for I had revealed 263 4, 5 | Francis with the poverty which was specially his own, as has 264 4, 6 | be humbled,' which also was said to you by My Truth. 265 4, 8 | gives him pain, for his will was active against his obedience, 266 4, 8 | done to your hurt which was done for your good, and 267 4, 9 | pleasing his prompt obedience was to Me, My clemency gave 268 4, 9 | wherefore the fruit of this tree was called by the holy fathers 269 4, 9 | were not hurt by it. This was the case of the three children, 270 4, 9 | with Me, that your body was raised from the earth, and 271 4, 9 | death receives that which was promised him at his death 272 4, 10 | second request you made of Me was that I should do mercy to 273 Lette, 0| soul and body, that she was obliged to alter her mode 274 Lette, 0| loathsome to her, that it was only with the greatest difficulty 275 Lette, 0| from that day onwards she was no longer in health. Towards 276 Lette, 0| have thought her dead, and was thus carried back to bed. 277 Lette, 0| in truth, it evidently was so; for, if I were to attempt 278 Lette, 0| Ascension; but by that time it was reduced to such a state 279 Lette, 0| thinnest skin, and so feeble was she from the waist downwards 280 Lette, 0| before dawn, a great change was produced in her, and we 281 Lette, 0| and we thought that she was approaching the end. The 282 Lette, 0| the end. The whole family was then called around her, 283 Lette, 0| pains due to them, and so it was done. After which she became 284 Lette, 0| arms as if to show that she was suffering from grave assaults 285 Lette, 0| saved from a deep sea, she was restored to herself, which 286 Lette, 0| beginning of my childhood, but I was not faithful enough; in 287 Lette, 0| faithful enough; in fact, I was unfaithful to You, because 288 Lette, 0| things which I, for my sins, was not worthy to understand, 289 Lette, 0| of the grief with which I was laboring and the anguish 290 Lette, 0| anguish with which her throat was oppressed, which was so 291 Lette, 0| throat was oppressed, which was so great that she could 292 Lette, 0| particular task which he was to perform after her death. 293 Lette, 0| that I can say is that it was a bitter sweet to her. How 294 Lette, 0| full of tender affection was the spectacle of the mother, 295 Lette, 0| for which she declared she was giving her life. She prayed 296 Lette, 0| those three days the body was visited by crowds of people, 297 Lette, 0| lucky he thought himself who was able to touch it. Almighty


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