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Little Talks with God

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From the time she was a young child, Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) sought God ceaselessly in both contemplation and action. By the time she was twenty-one, she had experienced her mystical marriage to Christ, and she had thrown herself tirelessly into ministering to the poor and the sick. Throughout her active ministry, Catherine pursued eternal Truth through prayer, read ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Paraclete Press (first published April 2001)
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Elaine Lyons Bach, author
It took me awhile to read this, because I needed to be clear-headed and able to focus to soak it all in. I usually hi-light or underscore passages that strike me as pithy or amazing. Since this book is a conversation between God and St. Catherine of Sienna, with God doing most of the talking, I wanted to be paying close attention. There is a lot to take in and many of the concepts were new to me, so it was no easy read, but well worth it because you feel He is warmly talking directly to you. Nee ...more
Calvin Gomes
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent, excellent read. One of the best books in my collection and I find it hard to part with it when I lend it to friends.

St Catherine dictates what God the Father says to her about the Turth in the Bible. You can tell this is inspired by God because when God speaks the language is so profound compared with the writings of St Catherine. When I read it I was left in no doubt that she heard God himself speak.

I recommend this to any Catholic and Christian. You will learn so much about the
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Melanie
I liked this book, but it's very deep and sometimes really difficult to wrap my mind around. If you like reading books that make you stop often to soak it in and really understand it, this is definitely worth reading. It's not a quick read, but it's well worth the time.
Erik
Included in the "Spiritual Classics" section of Fr. John McCloskey's 100-book Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.
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Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D. was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. Since 18 June 1866 she is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi. On 3 October 1970 she was pro ...more
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