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Spiritual Dialogue Between the Soul, the Body, Self-Love, the Spirit, Humanity, and the Lord God

Saint Catherine of Genoa

Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510. In 1551, 41 years after her death, a book about her life and teaching was published, entitled Libro de la vita mirabile et dottrina santa de la Beata Caterinetta de Genoa. This is the source of her "Dialogues on the Soul and the Body" and her "Treatise on Purgatory", which are often printed separately. Her authorship of these has been denied, and it used to be thought that another mystic, the Augustinian canoness Battistina Vernazza, who lived in a monastery in Genoa from 1510 till her death in 1587 had edited the two works, a suggestion discredited by recent scholarship, which attributes a large part of both works to St Catherine, though they received their final literary form only after her death. In the first part of the Spiritual Dialogue, St. Catherine relates in what manner she was captivated by worldly allurements, and how, from this state, she was entirely converted to God, and devoted herself to austere works of penance. In the second, she describes the sublime perfection of the spiritual life in which she is engaged. In the third, she discourses of the divine love and of its wonderful effects, and how she has experienced them all in herself. (Summary by wikipedia and Introduction)

Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510. In 1551, 41 years after her death, a book about her life and teaching was published, entitled Libro de la vita mirabile et dottrina santa de la Beata Caterinetta de Genoa. This is the source of her "Dialogues on the Soul and the Body" and her "Treatise on Purgatory", which are often printed separately. Her authorship of these has been denied, and it used to be thought that another mystic, the Augustinian canoness Battistina Vernazza, who lived in a monastery in Genoa from 1510 till her death in 1587 had edited the two works, a suggestion discredited by recent scholarship, which attributes a large part of both works to St Catherine, though they received their final literary form only after her death. In the first part of the Spiritual Dialogue, St. Catherine relates in what manner she was captivated by worldly allurements, and how, from this state, she was entirely converted to God, and devoted herself to austere works of penance. In the second, she describes the sublime perfection of the spiritual life in which she is engaged. In the third, she discourses of the divine love and of its wonderful effects, and how she has experienced them all in herself. (Summary by wikipedia and Introduction)
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Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510. In 1551, 41 years after her death, a book about her life and teaching was published, entitled Libro de la vita mirabile et dottrina santa de la Beata Caterinetta de Genoa. This is the source of her "Dialogues on the Soul and the Body" and her "Treatise on Purgatory", which are often printed separately. Her authorship of these has been denied, and it used to be thought that another mystic, the Augustinian canoness Battistina Vernazza, who lived in a monastery in Genoa from 1510 till her death in 1587 had edited the two works, a suggestion discredited by recent scholarship, which attributes a large part of both works to St Catherine, though they received their final literary form only after her death. In the first part of the Spiritual Dialogue, St. Catherine relates in what manner she was captivated by worldly allurements, and how, from this state, she was entirely converted to God, and devoted herself to austere works of penance. In the second, she describes the sublime perfection of the spiritual life in which she is engaged. In the third, she discourses of the divine love and of its wonderful effects, and how she has experienced them all in herself. (Summary by wikipedia and Introduction)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

3h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:30


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:35


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:14