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Catherine of Siena (1347–1380), mystic and doctor of the church, wrote The Dialogue, her crowning spiritual work, for “the instruction and encouragement of all those whose spiritual welfare was her concern.”

world persecutes them. The world has no likeness to me, so it persecuted my only-begotten Son even to the shameful death of the cross, and so it persecutes you. Because it has no love for me, the world persecutes you and will persecute you even to the point of death; for if the world had loved me, it would love you as well.38 Yet be glad, because in heaven your joy will be complete.39 I tell you further: the more the mystic body of holy Church is filled with troubles now, the more it will abound
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