St. Catherine Of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) is one of just four women recognized as a Doctor of the Church. The Dominican tertiary and mystic is most famous for her work, The Dialogue, which recorded her ecstatic experiences and illustrated her doctrine of the "inner cell." Born one of 25 children during the plague in Siena, Italy, she lived to the age of 33. In 1999, St. Catherine was named co-patron saint of Europe by Pope John Paul II.


Fortifying Virtues

How virtues are proved and fortified by their contraries. From God to Catherine: “Up to the present, I have taught thee how a man may serve his neighbor, and manifest, by that service, the love which he has towards Me. Now I wish to tell thee further, that a man proves his patience on his…


The Bridge

How this Bridge has three steps, which signify the three states of the soul; and how, being lifted on high, yet it is not separated from the earth; and how these words are to be understood: “If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all things unto Me.” Then the Eternal God,…