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St. Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue of Saint Catherine

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1 Intro, 0| approach it in the manner of a powerful personality who 2 Intro, 0| the medieval time became a golden age when heaven and 3 Intro, 0| perfection which constituted it a model for all succeeding 4 Intro, 0| Germans, have come to take a more critical and, perhaps, 5 Intro, 0| more critical and, perhaps, a juster view of the matter. 6 Intro, 0| in every country now at a certain level of education, 7 Intro, 0| And yet, while no one with a reputation to lose would 8 Intro, 0| value, as illustrative of a course of policy or of the 9 Intro, 0| historian. It is evident that a man who lacks the sympathetic 10 Intro, 0| seek. The middle ages were a period fruitful in great 11 Intro, 0| place of the individual as a plastic force. The one great 12 Intro, 0| conquered at last rather by a conspiracy of the slowly 13 Intro, 0| Religion was in those days a mental and social force 14 Intro, 0| the faithless steward. In a "Last Judgment" by Angelico 15 Intro, 0| of justice seem to have a special joy in hurrying 16 Intro, 0| succeeded in establishing a monstrous claim to control 17 Intro, 0| from the Church Militant, a sentence of exclusion from 18 Intro, 0| those times made the saint a well-known type of human 19 Intro, 0| which amounted almost to a personal revelation. In 20 Intro, 0| bearer to Christendom of a Divine message over and 21 Intro, 0| Rieti. Colomba, who was a simple peasant, was called 22 Intro, 0| took the opportunity of a visit of Alexander VI. to 23 Intro, 0| between sky and earth hangs a City Beautiful: Siena, Vetus 24 Intro, 0| seems to have descended as a bride from airy regions, 25 Intro, 0| solemn background of many a masterpiece of the trecentisti, 26 Intro, 0| ancient walls, suddenly, at a turn in the road, on one 27 Intro, 0| often indeed one experiences a curious illusion when a 28 Intro, 0| a curious illusion when a passing friar happens for 29 Intro, 0| passing friar happens for a moment to "compose" with 30 Intro, 0| Piccolomini, we find ourselves in a world very remote indeed 31 Intro, 0| rub our eyes, unmistakably a world of facts, though of 32 Intro, 0| us. Here is Casa Tolomei, a huge cube of rough-hewn 33 Intro, 0| ancient fortress-home, in a winding alley that can hardly 34 Intro, 0| that can hardly be called a street, is another house 35 Intro, 0| no palace this time, but a small tradesman's dwelling. 36 Intro, 0| to Set Giacomo Benincasa, a dyer. Part of it has now 37 Intro, 0| now been converted into a chapel, over the door of 38 Intro, 0| born at the same time as a twin-sister, who did not 39 Intro, 0| daughter of one Mucio Piagenti, a now wholly forgotten poet, 40 Intro, 0| ideal of an Augustine or a Loyola, or of the heroic 41 Intro, 0| of the heroic courage of a Theresa, affirming against 42 Intro, 0| breathing, nevertheless, a na•ve grace and poetry all 43 Intro, 0| Revelation are toned down to a soft and tender glow, in 44 Intro, 0| Child Himself. He would be a morose pedant indeed who 45 Intro, 0| staircase to kneel and repeat a "Hail Mary" at each step, 46 Intro, 0| Hail Mary" at each step, a devotion so pleasing to 47 Intro, 0| Bonaventura, she was favored with a beautiful vision which, 48 Intro, 0| brother Stephen, who was a little older than herself, 49 Intro, 0| own and were passing along a certain valley, called by 50 Intro, 0| of the Preaching Friars a most beautiful room, adorned 51 Intro, 0| and wearing on His head a papal tiara; with Him were 52 Intro, 0| John. Astounded at such a sight, Catherine stood still, 53 Intro, 0| appearing in so marvelous a manner, in order sweetly 54 Intro, 0| of His Majesty, and, with a tender smile, lifted over 55 Intro, 0| Holy Cross in the manner of a bishop, left with her the 56 Intro, 0| herself, although naturally a timid child, stood still 57 Intro, 0| timid child, stood still for a space with lifted and immovable 58 Intro, 0| Catherine, as if waking from a heavy sleep, lowered her 59 Intro, 0| distract me from so sweet a vision!' and lifted her 60 Intro, 0| Catherine of Siena, and, to a mind intent on mystical 61 Intro, 0| have ever led so active a life or have succeeded in 62 Intro, 0| letter-writers, keeping up a constant correspondence 63 Intro, 0| constant correspondence with a band of disciples, male 64 Intro, 0| original inspiration was a brightness that had fled. 65 Intro, 0| Rome was resolved upon, a wise measure of temporary 66 Intro, 0| of the French crown. Such a decline in its position 67 Intro, 0| Christendom grew shy of a French Pope, living under 68 Intro, 0| Popes of Avignon, who, as a matter of fact, though weak 69 Intro, 0| Schools. For Benedict XII., a retiring and abstemious 70 Intro, 0| herself had produced not a few popes whose lives furnished 71 Intro, 0| popes whose lives furnished a singular commentary on the 72 Intro, 0| dangerous heretics had inherited a garbled version of the mysticism 73 Intro, 0| Flora, which constituted a doctrine perhaps more radically 74 Intro, 0| It amounted to belief in a new revelation of the Spirit, 75 Intro, 0| of schism would have been a dangerous rival to a French 76 Intro, 0| been a dangerous rival to a French Pope residing in 77 Intro, 0| Adamites of Paris, indicated a widespread anarchy in the 78 Intro, 0| Constantinople lived at too great a distance to be an effective 79 Intro, 0| West -- had resulted in a natural increase of secular 80 Intro, 0| political insight. Himself a Roman of Rome, Romano di 81 Intro, 0| verbose, are marked rather by a sort of canonized common 82 Intro, 0| enterprise was characterized by a shrewd and gracious condescension 83 Intro, 0| unconsciously, effected. It was a kindly and statesmanlike 84 Intro, 0| experience of man so large a proportion of the many-colored 85 Intro, 0| political ascendancy which such a man inevitably came to acquire 86 Intro, 0| as the Italian vicar of a distant emperor, and at 87 Intro, 0| true benefactors. "Soul, as a quality of style, is a fact," 88 Intro, 0| as a quality of style, is a fact," and the soul of St. 89 Intro, 0| gesta expressed itself in a "style" so winning, so sweetly 90 Intro, 0| association with her, and a permanent source of refreshment 91 Intro, 0| sheer beauty of the soul "in a state of Grace" is a point 92 Intro, 0| in a state of Grace" is a point on which she constantly 93 Intro, 0| constantly dwells, hanging it as a bait before those whom she 94 Intro, 0| those rare souls who inhabit a serener, more pellucid atmosphere. 95 Intro, 0| St. Catherine has taken a permanent and foremost place. 96 Intro, 0| the natural expression of a perfectly balanced character, 97 Intro, 0| an unquenchable love and a deathless will. * * * ~ 98 Intro, 0| production, this work has a special interest. ~ 99 Intro, 0| it is nothing more than a mystical exposition of the 100 Intro, 0| fallen into the hands of a class of writers, or rather 101 Intro, 0| In the Dialogo we have a great saint, one of the 102 Intro, 0| ever lived, treating, in a manner so simple and familiar 103 Intro, 0| followed the text of Gigli, a learned Siennese ecclesiastic, 104 Intro, 0| as such; she introduces a metaphor and forgets it; 105 Intro, 0| and forgets it; the sea, a vine, and a plough will 106 Intro, 0| it; the sea, a vine, and a plough will often appear 107 1 | A TREATISE OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE ~ 108 1, 1 | How a soul, elevated by desire 109 1, 1 | The soul, who is lifted by a very great and yearning 110 1, 1 | exercising herself, for a certain space of time, in 111 1, 1 | the creature receive such a taste of the truth, or so 112 1, 1 | the truth, or so brilliant a light therefrom, as by means 113 1, 1 | remember having heard from a handmaid of God, namely, 114 1, 1 | for she considered that a soul could not be of use, 115 1, 1 | the Holy Church; the third a general prayer for the whole 116 1, 1 | and in particular, for a certain case with which 117 1, 2 | of the world, and in what a tempest of offense against 118 1, 2 | understood this the better from a letter, which she had received 119 1, 2 | morning (for the morrow was a feast of Mary) in order 120 1, 2 | accustomed place; and, with a great knowledge of herself, 121 1, 2 | throughout the world, conceiving a hatred and displeasure against 122 1, 2 | displeasure against herself, and a feeling of holy justice, 123 1, 3 | sacrifice was offered to God, a fire descended and drew 124 1, 3 | corrections, in order to chastise a son when he offends; though 125 1, 3 | merit, and satisfies for a guilt which deserved an 126 1, 4 | this knowledge generates a hatred and displeasure against 127 1, 4 | way, if you will arrive at a perfect knowledge and enjoyment 128 1, 4 | Son, spilt with so great a fire of love. This Blood 129 1, 4 | constant pain; not, however, a pain which afflicts or dries 130 1, 4 | These are they who are in a state of ordinary charity, 131 1, 4 | heart, as it were, with a diamond, which, if it be 132 1, 4 | Me, the Father; but, if a man barters and sells it 133 1, 4 | devil, if he choose, has a right to seize on everything 134 1, 4 | his neighbors (being also a persecutor of My servants), 135 1, 4 | same measure with which a man measures to Me, do he 136 1, 4 | your desire, and let not a moment pass without crying 137 1, 6 | if you have nothing else. A man therefore, who does 138 1, 6 | whence, inasmuch as such a man does no good, it follows 139 1, 6 | passion of self-love; and he (a man not loving God) does 140 1, 6 | he does him, as you see, a special injury. And he does 141 1, 6 | do him, but by doing him a positive injury and a constant 142 1, 6 | him a positive injury and a constant evil. In this way 143 1, 6 | In this way sin causes a physical and a mental injury. 144 1, 6 | sin causes a physical and a mental injury. The mental 145 1, 6 | which not only prevents a man from helping his neighbor, 146 1, 6 | neighbor, by which he becomes a brute beast full of stench, 147 1, 6 | injury done to him. And if a man be in a position of 148 1, 6 | him. And if a man be in a position of authority, he 149 1, 6 | and cruelty and becomes a retailer of the flesh of 150 1, 6 | committed either secret or open. A secret sin is when you deprive 151 1, 7 | yet at the same time with a medium, that is to say, 152 1, 7 | general, and more or less in a particular case according 153 1, 7 | not sufficient to punish a fault. ~ 154 1, 7 | another with the example of a good life, and this indeed 155 1, 7 | neighbor, the edification of a holy and honorable life. 156 1, 7 | have given them in such a different way, that is to 157 1, 7 | another humility, to one a lively faith, to another 158 1, 8 | present, I have taught you how a man may serve his neighbor, 159 1, 8 | to tell you further, that a man proves his patience 160 1, 8 | he proves his humility on a proud man, his faith on 161 1, 8 | extinguishes pride, because a proud man can do no harm 162 1, 8 | proud man can do no harm to a humble one; neither can 163 1, 8 | neither can the infidelity of a wicked man, who neither 164 1, 8 | is to say, the justice of a just man. Similarly, the 165 1, 8 | kindness manifest themselves in a time of wrath by the same 166 1, 8 | evil, but, that many times a good man gives back fiery 167 1, 8 | constantly endeavor to turn a man aside from following 168 1, 8 | contrarieties, it would not be a serious virtue founded in 169 2 | A TREATISE OF DISCRETION ~ 170 2, 1 | affection of love, with a holy hatred of herself, 171 2, 1 | discretion is no other than a true knowledge which the 172 2, 1 | many other descendants, as a tree which has many branches; 173 2, 1 | the root of discretion is a real knowledge of self and 174 2, 1 | doctrine, and example of a holy and honorable life, 175 2, 1 | you above. Whatever rank a man be in, whether that 176 2, 1 | man be in, whether that of a noble, a prelate, or a servant, 177 2, 1 | whether that of a noble, a prelate, or a servant, if 178 2, 1 | of a noble, a prelate, or a servant, if he have this 179 2, 2 | A parable showing how love, 180 2, 2 | stand together? It is, as if a circle were drawn on the 181 2, 2 | surface of the earth, and a tree, with an off-shoot 182 2, 2 | same way, that the soul is a tree existing by love, and 183 2, 2 | turn as you will within a circle, inasmuch as the 184 2, 3 | than this, I judge to be a mere calling with words, 185 2, 3 | penance, I should receive a finite thing like a word, 186 2, 3 | receive a finite thing like a word, which, when it has 187 2, 3 | operation, which I have called a word, should be joined with 188 2, 3 | And this is because such a work would not be alone, 189 2, 3 | therefore, to adopt them as a means, and not as an end. 190 2, 3 | instruments of virtue, and not as a principal end in themselves. ~ 191 2, 3 | you) gives to the neighbor a conditioned love, one that, 192 2, 3 | the motive would not be a rightly ordered or discreet 193 2, 3 | powers to My service with a manly zeal, and, that she 194 2, 3 | that she would lay down a thousand times, if it were 195 2, 3 | neighbor with measure, with a restricted love, as I have 196 2, 3 | serious the fault is in such a case, the less fruit will 197 2, 3 | virtue. Holy discretion is a prudence which cannot be 198 2, 3 | which cannot be cheated, a fortitude which cannot be 199 2, 3 | which cannot be beaten, a perseverance from end to 200 2, 3 | take her virtues from such a soul, but all their persecutions 201 2, 3 | of the neighbor, even as a woman, who has conceived 202 2, 3 | woman, who has conceived a child, if she do not bring 203 2, 4 | own fault. Wherefore, as a man more readily sees spots 204 2, 4 | his face when he looks in a mirror, so, the soul who, 205 2, 4 | soul in the aforesaid way, a sweet sorrow grew in her, 206 2, 4 | rebellion against You, fell into a state of war with Your kindness, 207 2, 4 | him, willingly gave man a means of reconciliation, 208 2, 4 | fallen, there should come a great peace; and so You 209 2, 5 | even if he had satisfied to a certain extent, he could 210 2, 5 | cicatrice which remains when a man is healed of a wound. 211 2, 5 | when a man is healed of a wound. In this way the original 212 2, 5 | was able still to cause a fatal stain; wherefore the 213 2, 5 | his great weakness, like a foster- mother who takes 214 2, 5 | has been said, is indeed a source of weakness, but 215 2, 5 | to remain in the mud like a brute, and does not learn 216 2, 5 | he has received from Me! A benefit so great, that the 217 2, 6 | A false Christian is punished 218 2, 6 | Christian is punished more than a pagan, and the deathless 219 2, 6 | of My Son. But there is a remedy with which I appease 220 2, 7 | Adam, God made of His Son a Bridge by which man could 221 2, 7 | told you that I have made a Bridge of My Word, of My 222 2, 7 | disobedience of Adam, in such a way, that no one could arrive 223 2, 7 | state of innocence, became a foul animal, and all created 224 2, 7 | as soon as he had sinned, a tempestuous flood arose, 225 2, 8 | human race and gave out a stench, as I have said to 226 2, 9 | of which You have made me a Bridge, as You have shown 227 2, 10 | Si exaltatus fuero a terra omnia traham ad me 228 2, 11 | and how on the Bridge is a hostelry where food is given 229 2, 11 | virtues were built into a wall, upon Him as the foundation, 230 2, 11 | have the virtue given by a life of grace, but from 231 2, 11 | His doctrine. He has built a wall of the virtues, planting 232 2, 11 | already shown you that He is a Road in the form of the 233 2, 11 | creatures. Such as these follow a lie, walking on the road 234 2, 12 | blindness of man, who, having a Road made for him, which 235 2, 12 | life. He, therefore, is a fool indeed, who despises 236 2, 12 | indeed, who despises so great a good, and chooses rather 237 2, 12 | My only-begotten Son was a Bridge. And thus, you see 238 2, 13 | this Body of Christ I made a Bridge by the union of the 239 2, 13 | like the light placed on a candlestick, to show forth 240 2, 13 | which leads to life with a perfect light, as I have 241 2, 13 | true, and has remained like a lifeboat to draw the soul 242 2, 13 | which has been given you as a principle in Holy Baptism. ~ 243 2, 14 | Because Your goodness promises a reward to them that serve 244 2, 15 | this soul had refreshed a little her heart in the 245 2, 15 | except what may be between a finite and an infinite thing. 246 2, 15 | the life of grace. And, as a corpse which can have no 247 2, 15 | destroy the soul of him who is a tree of death, because he 248 2, 16 | body and their mind like a swine who wallows in mud, 249 2, 16 | and now you are become a brute beast. To such misery 250 2, 17 | A fruit of the earth belongs 251 2, 17 | A miser loves no one except 252 2, 17 | from bad to worse. It is a fire which always germinates 253 2, 17 | not belong to it. It is a root which has many branches, 254 2, 17 | one is that which makes a man care for his own reputation, 255 2, 17 | liberal, but is double, making a man show one thing with 256 2, 17 | produces envy, which is a worm that is always gnawing, 257 2, 17 | wicked ones in so wretched a state give of their substance 258 2, 17 | within her, and making of her a mansion through affection 259 2, 17 | more than Me, and has made a god of herself, persecuting 260 2, 19 | have become small, from a ruler you have become a 261 2, 19 | a ruler you have become a slave, and that in the vilest 262 2, 19 | devil, Himself becoming as a servant to take you out 263 2, 20 | cannot say, 'the angel is a blessed spirit who cannot 264 2, 20 | you, and nourished with a like food, and I am God 265 2, 20 | along the underway which is a running stream, and so has 266 2, 21 | dearest daughter, is indeed a condemnation, for the soul 267 2, 22 | you in his own form for a little space of time, hardly 268 2, 22 | little space of time, hardly a moment, and you chose (after 269 2, 22 | yourself) rather to walk on a road of fire, even until 270 2, 22 | consumed, because it is not a material thing that fire 271 2, 23 | Power, He will not come like a poor one, as when He was 272 2, 23 | Virgin, and being born in a stable amongst the animals, 273 2, 25 | bonds of love. And they have a special participation with 274 2, 25 | they have an exultation, a mirthfulness, a jubilee, 275 2, 25 | exultation, a mirthfulness, a jubilee, a joyousness in 276 2, 25 | mirthfulness, a jubilee, a joyousness in themselves, 277 2, 25 | the bond of love, in such a way that, time failing them, 278 2, 25 | failing them, and, dying in a state of grace, they cannot 279 2, 25 | so united with Mine, that a father or a mother seeing 280 2, 25 | with Mine, that a father or a mother seeing their son, 281 2, 25 | mother seeing their son, or a son seeing his father or 282 2, 25 | resist My mercy. They have a desire too, to regain the 283 2, 25 | glorified body can pass through a wall, and that neither water 284 2, 26 | ones, on seeing so great a dignity (of which they are 285 2, 27 | Devil, straightway becomes a knife, with which he strikes 286 2, 27 | and that you may come to a perfect knowledge of yourself, 287 2, 27 | them; and of the vision of a tree, that this soul once 288 2, 27 | Myself under the figure of a Tree, of which you saw neither 289 2, 27 | remember well, there was a certain thorn, from which 290 2, 27 | sensuality kept away, and ran to a mountain of Lolla, in which 291 2, 27 | deliberation, before it is made, is a thorn which appears to man 292 2, 27 | die of hunger than to pass a little thorn. And they cannot 293 2, 27 | through this life without a cross, far less those who 294 2, 27 | how they are deceived by a disordinate fear, and how 295 2, 28 | burden of the body, which was a law that opposed the spirit, 296 2, 28 | would not see, except as a man who has the form of 297 2, 28 | causes the eye to see) with a cloth. So the pupil of the 298 2, 28 | Time is as the point of a needle and no more; and, 299 2, 28 | affection of love. It is a good truth then that these 300 2, 30 | delightful daughter, I am not a Despiser, but the Fulfiller 301 2, 30 | self-love, and that self-love is a cloud that takes away the 302 2, 30 | therefore I made of Him a Bridge with three steps. 303 2, 32 | Him who is made for you a Bridge, not being turned 304 2, 32 | of Him did I make for you a Bridge. No one can come 305 2, 33 | is excluded, for, unless a man has a companion, I cannot 306 2, 33 | excluded, for, unless a man has a companion, I cannot be in 307 2, 33 | midst of them by grace, and a man, who is full of My love 308 2, 33 | My will -- that is, with a holy and true fear, and 309 2, 37 | however, if they serve Me with a view to their own profit, 310 2, 37 | but not grace. At such a time these weak ones, of 311 2, 37 | mental consolation. Such a soul acts imperfectly, for 312 2, 37 | from Me, that no leaf of a tree falls to the ground 313 2, 37 | gave to Me, that is to say, a love based only on desire 314 2, 37 | own advantage. If, through a desire for perfection, they 315 2, 37 | who desire Eternal Life, a pure love, prescinding from 316 2, 37 | either while she lives, by a generous love to Me with 317 2, 37 | generous love to Me with a pure and virtuous heart 318 2, 37 | that, if they love Me, as a servant does his master, 319 2, 37 | secrets are revealed to a friend, who has become one 320 2, 37 | with his friend, and not to a servant. Yet it is true, 321 2, 37 | servant. Yet it is true, that a servant may so advance by 322 2, 37 | his master, as to become a very dear friend, and so 323 2, 38 | above, and is known through a sentiment of the soul, by 324 2, 38 | Myself (and this is also a part of the second manifestation) 325 2, 39 | you.' Both, because such a vision is impossible for 326 2, 40 | attained to the love of a friend; climbing with the 327 2, 40 | I wish to show you how a man becomes a friend and 328 2, 40 | show you how a man becomes a friend and how, from a friend, 329 2, 40 | becomes a friend and how, from a friend, he grows into a 330 2, 40 | a friend, he grows into a son, attaining to filial 331 2, 40 | to filial love, and how a man may know if he has become 332 2, 40 | may know if he has become a friend. And first of how 333 2, 40 | friend. And first of how a man arrives at being a friend. 334 2, 40 | how a man arrives at being a friend. In the beginning, 335 2, 40 | friend. In the beginning, a man serves Me imperfectly 336 2, 40 | and profit in Me. This is a necessary stage, by which 337 2, 40 | perfect, because thereby, a man receives his inheritance 338 2, 40 | Eternal Father, and because a son's love includes that 339 2, 40 | s love includes that of a friend, which is why I told 340 2, 40 | which is why I told you that a friend grows into a son. 341 2, 40 | that a friend grows into a son. What means does he 342 2, 40 | sensuality. To arrive thereat, a man must persevere, and 343 2, 40 | of holy desire, which is a continued prayer, and also 344 2, 41 | neighbor equally sincerely. If a man carry away the vessel 345 2, 41 | Wherefore I often permit such a love to exist, so that the 346 3 | A TREATISE OF PRAYER ~ 347 3, 1 | thereat, she waits, with a lively faith for My arrival, 348 3, 1 | of grace in her. How is a lively faith to be recognized? 349 3, 1 | exercise of prayer, which is a weapon with which the soul 350 3, 2 | vocal to mental prayer, and a vision is related which 351 3, 2 | sometimes in another, in a flash of self-knowledge 352 3, 2 | so doing, she yields to a deception of the Devil. 353 3, 2 | for I have told you that a holy desire is a continual 354 3, 2 | you that a holy desire is a continual prayer, in this 355 3, 2 | prayer, in this sense that a good and holy will disposes 356 3, 2 | soul who remains firm in a habitual holy will, and 357 3, 2 | exercise lies at the root of a holy will, and whatever 358 3, 2 | his neighbor, is virtually a prayer, although it does 359 3, 2 | although it does not replace a prayer which one should 360 3, 3 | meant, when he said that a holy and pure conscience 361 3, 4 | the third state, which is a perfect state, in which 362 3, 5 | to follow the Son. And of a vision, which this holy 363 3, 5 | from the house, which is a sign that they have arisen 364 3, 5 | speaking, as it were, under a figure, and this way the 365 3, 5 | it was necessary to leave a continual baptism of Blood. 366 3, 5 | in the last extremity, a man, desiring to confess 367 3, 9 | Goodness to make of him a vessel of election in the 368 3, 9 | fire of charity. He became a vessel, disposed and reformed 369 3, 10 | that the body may return a little to its corporal sentiment, 370 3, 10 | tribulations is to them a relief in the desire which 371 3, 10 | charity, which charity is a fire proceeding from Me, 372 3, 10 | united with Me. This is a sight which I grant to the 373 3, 11 | salvation of the soul, to a humble and holy conscience 374 3, 11 | holy conscience than to a proud lettered man. ~ 375 3, 11 | darkness, give the light; not a natural light, but a supernatural, 376 3, 11 | not a natural light, but a supernatural, so that, though 377 3, 11 | to show that He was not a breaker of laws: 'I came 378 3, 11 | salvation of the soul, to a holy and upright conscience, 379 3, 11 | upright conscience, than to a proud lettered man, learned 380 3, 11 | much science, because such a one can only offer what 381 3, 11 | she arrives at so great a union that she scarcely 382 3, 12 | And, with the light of a lively faith, she opened 383 3, 14 | heart, they are caused by a disordinate love distinct 384 3, 14 | to Me, abandons it with a hearty grief for the penalty 385 3, 14 | has been said, but it is a spiritual love with which 386 3, 14 | souls.) Wherefore, when such a soul is deprived of the 387 3, 14 | she begins to weep with a tender and compassionate 388 3, 14 | knowledge of My goodness with a fire of love, and she begins 389 3, 14 | begotten Son, of whom I made a Bridge, as I have said. 390 3, 14 | else the soul would come to a state of presumption, induced 391 3, 14 | within her soul. In such a case let her not remain 392 3, 14 | that she cannot attain to a higher perfection of love. 393 3, 15 | has entered into her like a woman bearing the fruits 394 3, 15 | passed from this life in a state of love towards Me 395 3, 16 | miserably in the world, making a god of created things and 396 3, 16 | corrupt also. Self-love is a tree on which grow nothing 397 3, 16 | no good actions done by a soul in mortal sin are of 398 3, 16 | Let not, however, such a soul abandon on this account 399 3, 16 | every evil deed punished. A good action performed out 400 3, 16 | action performed out of a state of grace is not sufficient 401 3, 16 | which obtains it. Often such a man is rewarded in temporal 402 3, 16 | that, in whatever state a man may be, he should never 403 3, 16 | towards their neighbor. So if a man be a thief, he robs 404 3, 16 | neighbor. So if a man be a thief, he robs Me of honor, 405 3, 16 | judgment is directed against a man's neighbor, from which 406 3, 16 | which he may see, or for a word he may hear, he will 407 3, 16 | homicides and other evils, a word having entered the 408 3, 16 | and having passed through a space not large enough for 409 3, 16 | space not large enough for a knife. ~ 410 3, 17 | me. The first is -- when a person desirous of serving 411 3, 17 | Your Goodness to grant me a few more words on the subject, 412 3, 17 | the course of my prayer) a well-disposed mind, a soul 413 3, 17 | prayer) a well-disposed mind, a soul rejoicing in You; and 414 3, 17 | as it might seem to me, a mind full of darkness; have 415 3, 18 | True Light. The first is a general light dwelling in 416 3, 18 | these two I will also add a third. The first lightens 417 3, 18 | perversity, imprisoning her in a body, formed of the vilest 418 3, 18 | fragility of his body is a cause of humiliation to 419 3, 18 | strivings, but supplies a reason to make you know 420 3, 18 | it, the soul would be in a state of damnation. And, 421 3, 18 | without the light, is not in a state of grace, inasmuch 422 3, 18 | deprived of My grace. Such a one walks as if blind, for 423 3, 20 | arrived at this light. And of a beautiful vision which this 424 3, 20 | or ignorance of so great a benefit, or because of the 425 3, 20 | an end in itself, but as a means which helps them to 426 3, 20 | cord of fiery desire. Such a man rejoices in everything, 427 3, 20 | were praying to Me with a great desire of doing so. 428 3, 20 | sinners may frequently have a good intention, for no one 429 3, 20 | in some cases, deprives a man of grace, more or less 430 3, 20 | A different reward is received 431 3, 21 | love of the neighbor is a food which never satiates 432 3, 21 | So this earnest-money is a commencement of a guarantee 433 3, 21 | earnest-money is a commencement of a guarantee which is given 434 3, 21 | neighbor. She has indeed, in a sense, a perfect grace, 435 3, 21 | has indeed, in a sense, a perfect grace, but not that 436 3, 22 | person of Your Son, but also a medicine against a secret 437 3, 22 | also a medicine against a secret infirmity that I 438 3, 22 | me, and whom I love with a particular love, because 439 3, 22 | fear, for love of You, in a way that will be to Your 440 3, 22 | Eternal Father, I remember a word which you said to me 441 3, 23 | ignorance or negligence; for a fault of yours would be 442 3, 23 | that you are, in truth, a means by which they may 443 3, 24 | of My Son, whose Body is a Sun, because He is one thing 444 3, 24 | Me, the True Sun, in such a way that He cannot be separated 445 3, 24 | this Body is, as it were, a Sun. Wherefore, you cannot 446 3, 24 | host should be divided into a million particles (if it 447 3, 24 | whole Man. When you break a mirror the reflection to 448 3, 24 | If you have a light, and the whole world 449 3, 24 | others two or six ounces, or a pound, or even more, and 450 3, 24 | than he whose candle weighs a pound. Now the same thing 451 3, 24 | light; you would be like a candle with no wick inside 452 3, 24 | unworthily? She is like a candle on which water has 453 3, 24 | she should be for so great a mystery, does not remain 454 3, 24 | nothing but the crackling of a remorseful conscience, not 455 3, 25 | taste, and touch It; and of a beautiful vision this soul 456 3, 25 | saw issue from My breast a light, like a ray from the 457 3, 25 | My breast a light, like a ray from the sun, which 458 3, 25 | midst of which light came a dove and hovered over the 459 3, 26 | received this Bread of Life in a state of grace, My grace 460 3, 26 | imprint of grace, as does a seal, which, when lifted 461 3, 27 | the fire of charity, and a hunger for the salvation 462 3, 28 | to you, in order to give a little refreshment to your 463 3, 28 | Blood. Each one, placed in a different rank, has administered, 464 3, 28 | color of grace, wherefore a man must either have the 465 3, 28 | of grace, or none at all. A man in mortal sin is deprived 466 3, 28 | correct others, becomes like a limb which putrefies, and 467 3, 28 | same pastor. But if he were a physician, good and true 468 3, 28 | The sign that a creature hopes in Me and 469 3, 28 | that he does not fear with a servile fear. They who hope 470 3, 28 | such fears as these, and a perverted hope in their 471 3, 29 | A brief repetition of the 472 3, 29 | shown you, dearest daughter, a sample of the excellence 473 3, 29 | I have shown you is only a sample of what that excellence 474 3, 29 | priests are themselves in a condition of light, that 475 3, 29 | children and shine each as a sun in the mystical body 476 3, 29 | them. You know well that if a filthy and badly dressed 477 3, 29 | dressed person brought you a great treasure from which 478 3, 30 | difference between the death of a just man and that of a sinner, 479 3, 30 | of a just man and that of a sinner, and first of the 480 3, 30 | struggles of the soul of a just man to those of a sinner, 481 3, 30 | of a just man to those of a sinner, and how different 482 3, 30 | labors cause no suffering to a will which gladly endures 483 3, 30 | world cannot accuse such a man, because he saw through 484 3, 30 | he bound sensuality like a slave with the rein of reason, 485 3, 30 | but since the virtue of a just and perfect man transcends 486 3, 30 | life his conscience kept a good guard, warning him 487 3, 30 | the city of his soul, like a watch-dog which stands at 488 3, 30 | stranger be friend or enemy. To a friend, that is to say, 489 3, 30 | conscience, having been a faithful guardian, does 490 3, 30 | It is true that a just soul, through humility, 491 3, 30 | same thing. What joy such a soul receives who sees herself 492 3, 30 | this sweet manner, but to a far greater extent by My 493 3, 30 | individual case does not make a general law and I always 494 3, 30 | Their heart, which was a vessel of love, inscribed 495 3, 30 | able to run his course with a pure and holy conscience, 496 3, 30 | left many behind you in a state of grace. ~ 497 3, 31 | with interest, and that as a debtor he would have to 498 3, 31 | the arm of My mercy has a hope in mercy, but rather 499 3, 31 | goodness. But they act in a contrary way, because they 500 3, 31 | goodness. Wherefore, if a man fall into this sin,


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