Spiritual Dialogue Between the Soul, the Body, Self-Love, the Spirit, Humanity,…


Read by Ann Boulais

(4.9 stars; 22 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 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) (3 hr 48 min)

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01 - Part 1 Chapter 1 5:53 Read by Ann Boulais
02 - Part 1 Chapter 2 3:47 Read by Ann Boulais
03 - Part 1 Chapter 3 5:04 Read by Ann Boulais
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05 - Part 1 Chapter 5 7:28 Read by Ann Boulais
06 - Part 1 Chapter 6 7:32 Read by Ann Boulais
07 - Part 1 Chapter 7 3:03 Read by Ann Boulais
08 - Part 1 Chapter 8 9:51 Read by Ann Boulais
09 - Part 1 Chapter 9 7:35 Read by Ann Boulais
10 - Part 1 Chapter 10 3:26 Read by Ann Boulais
11 - Part 1 Chapter 11 5:18 Read by Ann Boulais
12 - Part 1 Chapter 12 5:58 Read by Ann Boulais
13 - Part 1 Chapter 13 3:29 Read by Ann Boulais
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20 - Part 1 Chapter 20 3:16 Read by Ann Boulais
21 - Part 1 Chapter 21 3:29 Read by Ann Boulais
22 - Part 2 Chapter 1 5:12 Read by Ann Boulais
23 - Part 2 Chapter 2 6:27 Read by Ann Boulais
24 - Part 2 Chapter 3 4:14 Read by Ann Boulais
25 - Part 2 Chapter 4 3:29 Read by Ann Boulais
26 - Part 2 Chapter 5 4:05 Read by Ann Boulais
27 - Part 2 Chapter 6 4:42 Read by Ann Boulais
28 - Part 2 Chapter 7 2:35 Read by Ann Boulais
29 - Part 2 Chapter 8 2:48 Read by Ann Boulais
30 - Part 2 Chapter 9 6:44 Read by Ann Boulais
31 - Part 2 Chapter 10 6:23 Read by Ann Boulais
32 - Part 2 Chapter 11 4:48 Read by Ann Boulais
33 - Part 3 Chapter 1 8:34 Read by Ann Boulais
34 - Part 3 Chapter 2 2:49 Read by Ann Boulais
35 - Part 3 Chapter 3 6:15 Read by Ann Boulais
36 - Part 3 Chapter 4 7:27 Read by Ann Boulais
37 - Part 3 Chapter 5 7:16 Read by Ann Boulais
38 - Part 3 Chapter 6 3:40 Read by Ann Boulais
39 - Part 3 Chapter 7 4:50 Read by Ann Boulais
40 - Part 3 Chapter 8 6:35 Read by Ann Boulais
41 - Part 3 Chapter 9 5:57 Read by Ann Boulais
42 - Part 3 Chapter 10 5:27 Read by Ann Boulais
43 - Part 3 Chapter 11 4:33 Read by Ann Boulais
44 - Part 3 Chapter 12 5:13 Read by Ann Boulais
45 - Part 3 Chapter 13 6:13 Read by Ann Boulais

Reviews

Connie Green


(4 stars)

This is a very thought provoking book that is worth reading.