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Saint Catherine of Siena - "I tasted and I saw"
Saint Catherine of Siena - "I tasted and I saw"
Saint Catherine of Siena - "I tasted and I saw"
 
 
 


 
Saint Catherine of Siena holding Jesus Crucified by Rutilio di Lorenzo Manetti (1571-1639); 1629-32; http://www.wga.hu
 
 
"I tasted and I saw"

From The Dialogue On Divine Providence by Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin
(Chapter 167, Thanksgiving to the Holy Trinity)

O Eternal Deity! O Eternal Trinity, who, by the union of the divine nature gave so much value to the blood of Your Only-begotten Son! You, Eternal Trinity, You are like a deep sea within which, the more I seek You, the more I find, and the more I find, the more I seek. You satisfy my soul in a way that is almost insatiable, since Your unfathomable depth fills the soul in such a way that it always remains hungry and thirsty for You, Eternal Trinity, with the anxious desire to see You, the light, within Your own light.

With the light of Your intelligence I tasted and saw in Your light the abyss, Eternal Trinity, and the beauty of Your creature, since, clothing myself with You, I saw that I would be as Your image, since You, Eternal Father, makes me participate in Your power and Your wisdom, wisdom that is proper to Your Only-begotten Son. And the Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the Father and the Son, has given me the will that makes me capable of love.

You, Holy Trinity, are the Maker and I Your handiwork, by which, illuminated by You, I know, in the re-creation of me that You made through the blood of Your Only-begotten Son, that You are in love with the beauty of Your handiwork.

O Abyss, O Eternal Trinity, O Deity, O Deep Sea! Could You ever give me something even more precious than Yourself? You are the fire that always burns without being consumed; You are the One who consumes with Your great heat the selfish loves of the soul. You are also the fire that dissipates all coldness; You illuminate minds with Your light, in which You have made me know Your Truth.

In the mirror of that light I know You, supreme good, good above all good, blissful good, incomprehensible good, inestimable good, beauty above all beauty, wisdom above all wisdom, as You are wisdom; You, the bread of angels, who for ardent love has delivered yourself to men.

You are the garment which covers my nakedness; You feed us, who are hungry, with Your sweetness, You who are sweetness with no bitterness, O Eternal Trinity!

Let Us Pray

Lord God, who made Saint Catherine of Siena burn with divine love in the contemplation of the Passion of Your Son and in her giving of herself to the service of the Church, grant, through her intercession, that we may live closely bonded to the Mystery of Christ so that we may fill ourselves with joy in the manifestion of His Glory. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt; corazones.org


 
"I tasted and I saw"

From The Dialogue On Divine Providence by Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin
(Chapter 167, Thanksgiving to the Holy Trinity)

O Eternal Deity! O Eternal Trinity, who, by the union of the divine nature gave so much value to the blood of Your Only-begotten Son! You, Eternal Trinity, You are like a deep sea within which, the more I seek You, the more I find, and the more I find, the more I seek. You satisfy my soul in a way that is almost insatiable, since Your unfathomable depth fills the soul in such a way that it always remains hungry and thirsty for You, Eternal Trinity, with the anxious desire to see You, the light, within Your own light.

With the light of Your intelligence I tasted and saw in Your light the abyss, Eternal Trinity, and the beauty of Your creature, since, clothing myself with You, I saw that I would be as Your image, since You, Eternal Father, makes me participate in Your power and Your wisdom, wisdom that is proper to Your Only-begotten Son. And the Holy Spirit, which proceeds from the Father and the Son, has given me the will that makes me capable of love.

You, Holy Trinity, are the Maker and I Your handiwork, by which, illuminated by You, I know, in the re-creation of me that You made through the blood of Your Only-begotten Son, that You are in love with the beauty of Your handiwork.

O Abyss, O Eternal Trinity, O Deity, O Deep Sea! Could You ever give me something even more precious than Yourself? You are the fire that always burns without being consumed; You are the One who consumes with Your great heat the selfish loves of the soul. You are also the fire that dissipates all coldness; You illuminate minds with Your light, in which You have made me know Your Truth.

In the mirror of that light I know You, supreme good, good above all good, blissful good, incomprehensible good, inestimable good, beauty above all beauty, wisdom above all wisdom, as You are wisdom; You, the bread of angels, who for ardent love has delivered yourself to men.

You are the garment which covers my nakedness; You feed us, who are hungry, with Your sweetness, You who are sweetness with no bitterness, O Eternal Trinity!

Let Us Pray

Lord God, who made Saint Catherine of Siena burn with divine love in the contemplation of the Passion of Your Son and in her giving of herself to the service of the Church, grant, through her intercession, that we may live closely bonded to the Mystery of Christ so that we may fill ourselves with joy in the manifestion of His Glory. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

Translated from the Spanish by Jan Paul von Wendt; corazones.org


 
 
 


Saint Catherine of Siena burning with divine love
"You, Eternal Trinity,
are like a deep sea within which,
the more I seek You, the more I find,
and the more I find, the more I seek.
You satisfy my soul in a way that it
always remains hungry and thirsty"
for You, Eternal Trinity."

Saint Catherine of Siena
 

 
Saint Catherine of Siena burning with divine love
 
 
 
 
 
"You, Eternal Trinity,
are like a deep sea within which,
the more I seek You, the more I find,
and the more I find, the more I seek.
You satisfy my soul in a way that it
always remains hungry and thirsty"
for You, Eternal Trinity."

Saint Catherine of Siena


"You, Eternal Trinity,
are like a deep sea within which,
the more I seek You, the more I find,
and the more I find, the more I seek.
You satisfy my soul in a way that it
always remains hungry and thirsty"
for You, Eternal Trinity."

Saint Catherine of Siena


 
 
 
 
April 29/30 - Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) - "I tasted and I saw" - From The Dialogue On Divine Providence - Tertiary of the Dominican Order, Scholastic Philosopher, Theologian and Doctor of the Church


 
 

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OUR FATHER

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven
Hallowed Be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
Liberate us from all temptation[*]
And deliver us from all evil. Amen



[*] Liberate us is in keeping with the original Latin text.
       God usually does not "lead us" to temptation
       (unless we are tested),
       but gives us the grace to overcome and/or resist it
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HAIL MARY

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art though among women,
And blessed is the fruit
Of thy womb, Jesus.
 
Holy Mary, Mary of God
Pray for us sinners
Now, and in the hour
Of our death. Amen


 
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APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God, the Father Almighty Creator of Heaven and earth;
And in Jesus Christ, His Only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the
[work and grace of the] Holy Ghost,[*]
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into the Dead.[**]
On the third day, He rose again;
He ascended into Heaven,
And sits at the right hand of God,
the Father Almighty.
From thence he shall come to judge
the living and the dead.
 
I believe in the Holy Ghost,[*]
The Holy Catholic Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins.
The resurrection of the body,
And life everlasting. Amen


[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
[**] the Dead: "inferi", the underworld or the dead in Latin.
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GLORIA

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all her iniquities.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost[*],
as it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen

[*] Holy Ghost: may be substituted with the current Holy Spirit.
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DE PROFUNDIS

Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice.
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice
of my supplication.

If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities:
Lord, who shall abide it.
For with Thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and because of Thy law,
I have waited for Thee, O Lord.

My soul hath waited on His word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning-watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.

For with the Lord there is mercy:
and with Him plenteous redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

V. Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. From the gate of hell.
R. Deliver their souls, O Lord.
V. May then rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with Thy Spirit.

(50 days indulgence to all who pray the De Profundis with V. and R.
"Requiem aeternam" (Eternal Rest) three times a day.
Pope Leo XIII, February 3, 1888)


Let us pray:
O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all
the faithful, we beseech Thee to grant
to the souls of Thy servants the remission
of their sins, so that by our prayers
they may obtain pardon for which they long.
O Lord, who lives and reigns,
world without end. Amen

May they rest in peace. Amen

CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
PADRE NUESTRO

Padre Nuestro,
que estas en los Cielos
Santificado sea Tu Nombre;
Venga a nosotros tu Reino;
Hágase Tu Voluntad
en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día;
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
Como también nosotros
perdonamos a los que nos ofenden,
No nos dejes caer en la tentación,
y líbranos del mal. Amén
 
CERRAR
SIGUIENTE
AVE MARÍA

Dios te salve, María,
llena eres de gracia;
El Señor es Contigo;
Bendita Tú eres
entre todas las mujeres,
Y bendito es el fruto
De tu vientre, Jesús.
 
Santa María,
Madre de Dios,
Ruega por nosotros
pecadores,
Ahora y en la hora
De nuestra muerte.
Amén
 
CERRAR
CREDO

Creo en Dios, Padre Todopoderoso,
Creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Creo en Jesucristo,
Su único Hijo, Nuestro Señor,
Que fue concebido por obra
y gracia del Espíritu Santo,
Nació de la Santa María Virgen;
Padeció bajo el poder de Poncio Pilato,
Fue crucificado, muerto y sepultado,
Descendió a los infiernos,
Al tercer día resucitó de entre los muertos,
Subió a los cielos
Y está sentado a la derecha de Dios,
Padre Todopoderoso.
Desde allí ha de venir a juzgar
a los vivos y a los muertos.

Creo en el Espíritu Santo,
La Santa Iglesia Católica,
La comunión de los santos,
El perdón de los pecados,
La resurrección de la carne
Y la vida eterna. Amén
 
 
CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor; Señor,
escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos
a la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?
Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia.
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

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GLORIA

Gloria al Padre, al Hijo y al
Espíritu Santo,
como es desde el principio,
es ahora y será por los siglos de los siglos.
Amén

CERRAR
DE PROFUNDIS

Desde lo hondo a Ti grito, Señor;
Señor, escucha mi voz;
Estén Tus oidos atentos a
la voz de mi súplica.

Si llevas cuenta de los delitos, Señor,
¿quién podrá resistir?

Pero de ti procede el perdón,
y así infundes respeto.
Mi alma espera en el Señor.

Espera en su palabra;
mi alma aguarda al Señor,
más que el centinela la aurora.
Aguarda Israel al Señor.

Como el centinela la aurora;
porque del Señor viene la misericordia,
la redención copiosa;
y Él redimirá a Israel de todos sus delitos.

V. Dadles, Señor, a todas las almas
el descanso eterno.
R. Y haced lucir sobre ellas
vuestra eterna luz.
V. Que en paz descansen.
R. Amén.