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Catherine of Siena: Dialogue

Catherine of Siena: Dialogue
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Author: Sister Susan Noffke

Product Code:  B3062
ISBN:  9780809122332
Publisher:  Paulist Press
Format  Paperback
Pages  398



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Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), Saint, Mystic and Doctor of the Church, wrote The Dialogue, her crowning spiritual work, for "the instruction and encouragement of all those whose spiritual welfare was her concern."

Dr. Noffke says: 'In the opening pages of The Dialogue Catherine presents a series of questions or petitions to God the Father each of which receives a response and amplification. There is the magnificent symbolic portrayal of Christ as the bridge. There are specific discussions of discernment, tears (true and false spiritual emotion), truth, the sacramental heart ('mystic body') of the Church, divine providence, obedience. It is not so much a treatise to be read as it is a conversation to be entered into with earnest leisure and leisurely earnest.'

Contents: I). Introduction. II). The dialogue. 1). Prologue. 2). The way of perfection. 3). Dialogue. 4). The bridge. 5). Tears. 6). Truth. 7). The mystical body of holy church. 8). Divine providence. 9). Obedience. 10). Conclusion.

With notes, selected bibliography and index. Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D, (1347 - 1380) was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. She was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1970. She is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi.

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Publisher: Paulist Press
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9780809122332
More by this Author: Sister Susan Noffke
Keywords: CWS, Classics of Western Spirituality General books Early Church

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