Catherine, Dialogue
Traduction nouvelle de l'italien par le R.P. J.HURTAUD, O.P.

2 How the desire of this soul grew
5 How very pleasing to God is the willing desire to suffer for Him.
6 How every virtue and every defect is obtained by means of our neighbor.
7 How virtues are accomplished by means of our neighbor, and how it is that virtues differ to such an extent in creatures.
8 How virtues are proved and fortified by their contraries.
57 How this devoted soul looking in the Divine mirror saw the creatures going in diverse ways.
87 How this devout soul seeks knowledge from God concerning the state and fruit of tears.
88 How there are five kinds of tears.
89 Of the difference of these tears, arising from the explanation of the aforesaid state of the soul.
92 How the four stages of the soul, to which belong the five aforesaid states of tears, produce tears of infinite value: and how God wishes to be served as the Infinite, and not as anything finite.
93 Of the fruit of worldly men's tears.
98 How the light of reason is necessary to every soul that wishes to serve God in truth; and first of the light of reason in general.
99 Of those who have placed their desire rather in the mortification of the body than in the destruction of their own will; and of the second light, more perfect than the former general one.
100 Of the third and most perfect state, and of reason, and of the works done by the soul who has arrived at this light.
101 In what way they, who stand in the above-mentioned third most perfect light, receive the earnest of eternal lift in this life.
109 How God renders this soul attentive to prayer, replying to one of the above-mentioned petitions.
110 Of the dignity of the priest; and of the Sacrament of the Body of Christ; and of worthy and unworthy communicants.
111 How the bodily sentiments are all deceived in the aforesaid Sacrament, but not those of the soul;
112 Of the excellent state of the soul who receives the sacrament in grace.
119 Of the excellence, virtues, and holy works of virtuous and holy ministers; and how such are like the sun.
120 A brief repetition of the preceding chapter; and of the reverence which should be paid to priests, whether they are good or bad.
131 Of the difference between the death of a just man and that of a sinner, and first of the death of the just man.
132 Of the death of sinners, and of their pains in the hour of death.
How this devout soul, praising and thanking GOD, made a prayer for the Holy Church.


Here begins the treatise of obedience, and first of where obedience may be found, and what it is that destroys it,
156 Here both the misery of the disobedient and the excellence of the obedient are spoken of.
157 Of those who have such love for obedience that they do not remain content with the general obedience of precepts, but take on themselves a particular obedience.
158 How a soul advances from general to particular obedience; and of the excellence of the religious orders.
159 Of the excellence of the obedient, and of the misery of the disobedient members of the religious orders.
160 How the truly obedient receive a hundredfold for one, and also eternal lift; and what is meant by this one, and this hundredfold.
162 Of the perversities, miseries, and labors of the disobedient man; and of the miserable fruits which proceed from disobedience.
165 How God does not reward merit according to the labor of the obedient,
166 This is a brief repetition of the entire book.
167 Letter of Ser Barduccio di Piero Canigiani,