Treatise on Purgatory


Read by Ann Boulais

(4.6 stars; 87 reviews)

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 Treatise on Purgatory, St. Catherine wrote about the purpose of Purgatory, the unspeakable pain endured by the souls in Purgatory, and the great hope that souls have while in Purgatory, of seeing and spending eternity with God in Heaven. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Ann Boulais) (0 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:22 Read by Ann Boulais
Chapters I-VIII 16:40 Read by Ann Boulais
Chapters IX-XVII 20:12 Read by Ann Boulais

Reviews


(5 stars)

A great book for those interested in the afterlife. Through the eyes of St. Catherine we have the privilege of getting while still in this life an insight of what's awaiting us. Thanks Ann Boulais for reading this book, good job.

Excellent Voice


(5 stars)

Interesting!! Very bright and shining voice!!! Thank-you!!!

Great


(5 stars)

I wish I had heard this years ago!


(5 stars)

Thank you for bringing this work to us!


(5 stars)

The reader is sing-songy and strikes a bland nearly electronic tone ... Despite this, may God bless her for bringing the truth of Gods burning furnace of love to those who listen.


(5 stars)

Complete truth when heard brings about the true rapture of knowing. Only by Gods grace can the rapture be experienced. Her words were perfect.

Short and sensible.


(5 stars)

Well read, and imparting useful knowledge to those who must prepare to leave this life.

loved it!


(5 stars)

I loved the way St. Catherine explains the mercy of God through the dimensions of purgatory.