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.