"Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit. "

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Whoever wants to stand alone without the support of a master and guide will be like the tree that stands alone in a field without a proprietor. No matter how much the tree bears, passers-by will pick the fruit before it ripens. "

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"For what would it profit us to know the whole Bible by heart and the principles of all the philosophers if we live without grace and the love of God?"

Thomas á Kempis

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St. Catherine of Siena  (1347-1380)
 Doctor of the Church

 
About the Book

THE DIALOGUE OF THE SERAPHIC VIRGIN CATHERINE OF SIENA
DICTATED BY HER, WHILE IN A STATE OF ECSTASY,
TO HER SECRETARIES, AND COMPLETED
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1370

TOGETHER WITH

AN ACCOUNT OF HER DEATH BY AN EYE-WITNESS

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ITALIAN, AND PRECEDED BY AN INTRODUCTION ON THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE SAINT, BY
ALGAR THOROLD

A NEW AND ABRIDGED EDITION

Originally published in 1907 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., London.

Digitized by Harry Plantinga, whp@wheaton.edu, 1994.
This etext is in the public domain.
 

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