A Life of Total Prayer: Selected Writings of Catherine of Siena

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Living in turbulent fourteenth century Italy, Catherine was driven to submit her will completely to God's will for her. Her intense prayer life led her to write hundreds of letters to friends, other monastics and heads of state, urging them to turn away from sin and draw closer to God. She would sometimes burst into prayer and praise even while dictating her letters. Catherine's life of total prayer has long inspired admiration.
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Overview

Living in turbulent fourteenth century Italy, Catherine was driven to submit her will completely to God's will for her. Her intense prayer life led her to write hundreds of letters to friends, other monastics and heads of state, urging them to turn away from sin and draw closer to God. She would sometimes burst into prayer and praise even while dictating her letters. Catherine's life of total prayer has long inspired admiration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835809030
  • Publisher: Upper Room Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: Upper Room Spiritual Classics Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 929,999
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Learning to Love 12
Loving God, Not Things 16
Armor Against Evil 21
Clothed in the Fire of Love 24
The Cell of Self-Knowledge 28
Prayer 32
Love and Service 36
The Bridge 40
River and Thorns 44
Beginning to Climb 47
From Vocal to Mental Prayer 51
Going On to Perfection 55
Perfect Purity 60
Final Prayer 63
Appendix Reading Spiritual Classics for Personal and Group Formation 68
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