St Catherine of Siena
The Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin
The Dialogue of St.
Catherine of Siena was dictated to her secretaries by
the Saint in ecstasy.
The format are questions
asked, by St Catherine, with the response being God's
answer to St Catherine.
A Treatise of Divine Providence
How a soul,
elevated by desire of the honor of God, and of the
salvation of her neighbors, exercising herself in humble
prayer, after she had seen the union of the soul,
through love, with God, asked of God four requests
2. How the
desire of this soul grew when God showed her the
neediness of the world more....
works are not sufficient for punishment or recompense
without the perpetual affection of love
and contrition of heart satisfies, both for the guilt
and the penalty in oneself and in others; and how
sometimes it satisfies for the guilt only, and not the
pleasing to God is the willing desire to suffer for Him
virtue and every defect is obtained by means of our
are accomplished by means of our neighbor, and how it is
that virtues differ to such an extent in creatures
are proved and fortified by their contraries