Prayers of Catherine of Siena

Prayers of Catherine of Siena

by St. Catherine of Siena
     
 

A newly edited and annotated translation of the personal prayers and meditations of Catherine of Siena, fourteenth-century mystic and reformer.

The collected prayers of Catherine of Siena provide a uniquely intimate point of access to the spirituality and theology of this fourteenth-century Italian mystic and reformer. Here we are allowed to "sit in on" and

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A newly edited and annotated translation of the personal prayers and meditations of Catherine of Siena, fourteenth-century mystic and reformer.

The collected prayers of Catherine of Siena provide a uniquely intimate point of access to the spirituality and theology of this fourteenth-century Italian mystic and reformer. Here we are allowed to "sit in on" and learn from the spontaneous prayer of one who was amazingly honest before her God and in the face of the people and situations she encountered in her daily life. The prayers are rendered in "sense lines" to facilitate meditative reading.

This new edition of the only complete English translation of Catherine's Prayers brings fresh insight through expanded annotation, relating the content of the prayers particularly to the broader contexts of her thought. The translation is based on the critical edition of the original by Giuliana Cavallini.

Editorial Reviews

Benedict Ashley, OP
"The prayers are deeply biblical; like the Psalms they turn around a few key images which Catherine turns over and over until they take on an extraordinary depth of theological meaning. What is most remarkable is that these prayers for all their ardor and Italianate emotionality are completely free of sentimentality and pietism."
The Prayers of Catherine of Siena, 12/30/1899

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809125081
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
05/01/1983
Pages:
288

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