Catherine of Siena: Essays on Her Life and Faith

Edited by Fr. Thomas McDermott, O.P.

New Priory Press is proud to present this volume of six classic essays on the life and thought of St. Catherine of Siena (1347-80), Dominican mystic and Doctor of the Church. The essays, which include several that appear here in English for the first time, are: Thomas Deman, O.P., “Theology in the Life of St. Catherine of Siena”; Thomas McDermott, O.P., “Catherine of Siena: Doctor of Communion”; Maria Francesca Carnea, “Freedom and Politics in St. Catherine of Siena”; Yves Congar, O.P., “The Holy Spirit in the Prayers of St. Catherine of Siena”; Michael J. Houser, “Processo Castellano. An excerpt from the testimony of Fra Bartolomeo Dominici”; Antoine Lemonnyer, O.P., “The Spiritual Life in the Teaching of St. Catherine of Siena.”

List Price: $12.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
190 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1623110369 
ISBN-10: 162311036X 
BISAC: Religion / Christianity / Catholic

From an Amazon customer review:

“Great overview and explanation of Catherine of Siena's writings, especially concerning the stages of spiritual growth. Her metaphors, such as the bridge and the stairs, are explained, with D'Urso showing how they relate to each other and providing details on the signs of each stage, so that the reader can see more clearly where he or she stands in spiritual development and what the path ahead may hold. I experienced several moments of recognition of myself and gained some insight into why certain trials have come into my life, which made this a fruitful book for me. Although I previously read The Dialogue, I found this a worthwhile study as it brings together some of the points discussed separately by Catherine and shows how they can be connected.”

March 27, 2015

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