Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa
by St. Catherine of Genoa
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The Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa
powerful story of fifteenth century mystic and humanitarian, St.
Catherine of Genoa. It begins with her biography, which depicts both her
great pain over various difficulties and her great love for the poor and
the sick as she helped them in the hospital of Genoa. But the Life
Doctrine doesn't simply tell the story of St. Catherine's life; it
contains her two important treatises. The first--Spiritual
a dialogue that emphasizes love and devotion to God and fellow human
beings. The second--Treatise on Purgatory--is her extended
upon suffering, death, purgatory, and the afterlife. Together, all three
works illustrate the power and meaningfulness of a life dedicated to
God; further, The Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa
nurture such a life of dedication.
CCEL Staff Writer
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