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Homosexuals Cause Nausea To Our Lord And Are Despised Even By The Devil 

Homosexuals Cause Nausea To Our Lord And Are Despised Even By The Devil 

​Homosexuals Cause Nausea to Our Lord and Are Despised Even by the Devil.

Doctor of the Church Saint Catherine of Siena, the great 14th century religious mystic, was dictated these words of Our Lord Jesus Christ about the sin of homosexuality, which was contaminating some of the clergy at the time.

Here’s Jesus own words on Clergy who commit Homosexual Acts and the Act itself.

Our Lord speaking to St. Catherine of Siena:

They [the homosexuals] not only fail from resisting the weakness [of fallen human nature] …. but they do even worse when they commit the cursed sin against nature. Like the blind and stupid, having dimmed the light of their understanding, they do not recognize the disease and misery in which they find themselves. For this not only causes Me nausea, but is disgusting even to the devils themselves whom these depraved creatures have chosen as their lords. 

For Me this sin against nature is so abominable that for it alone, five cities were destroyed by virtue of the judgment of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear their iniquity. It is disgusting to the devils not because evil displeases them or because they find pleasure in good, but rather because their nature is angelic and flees upon seeing such a repulsive sin being committed. For while certainly it is the devil that first strikes the sinner with the poisoned arrow of concupiscence, nonetheless when a man actually carries out such a sinful act, the devil goes away.

-Taken From The Book The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: A Conversation with God on Living Your Spiritual Life to the By St. Catherine of Siena. 

The Crucifix Of St. Catherine Of Siena. 

The Crucifix Of St. Catherine Of Siena. 

The Crucifix of St.Catherine of Siena.

Catherine was one of 25 children born to Jacomo and Lapa Benincasa, Catherine being the 23rd. As a child, Catherine was very pious and possessed wisdom beyond her years. 

During her sixth year, while she was on an errand with her brother Stephen, she had a vision of Our Lord near the church of the Friar Preachers in the Valle Piatta. In the vision, Jesus was clothed in pontifical ornaments, a tiara was upon His head and He was seated upon a throne. Around Him stood St. Peter, St. Paul and St. John the Evangelist. After Stephen roused her from the ecstasy, she cried and said, “O, did you but see what I saw, you would never have disturbed me in such a sweet vision.” It was from this time that she seemed to be no longer a child, and her thoughts, her conduct and her virtues were those of one superior to her age.

It was shortly after this experience that she decided to join the Order of St. Dominic. Despite the vigorous opposition of her mother, she eventually succeeded at the age of 17 in becoming a tertiary in the Third Order of that illustrious company. She remained in the house of her parents dressed in the habit of the Sisters of Penance and spent three years in seclusion and contemplation. Later, however, she devoted herself to the active apostolate, caring for the sick, visiting and converting prisoners, distributing alms and attracting to herself disciples who imitated her life of prayer and penance. During the plague of 1372 and 1373, Catherine cared for the repulsive sick, prepared numerous people for death and buried many of the victims with her own hands. 

St. Catherine is known to have labored tirelessly for the interests of the Church during its time of schism. She is credited with having persuaded Gregory XI to return the papacy to Rome from Avignon, where it had been maintained for 70 years. As a result of her exhaustive travels, she brought many rebellious Italian cities back to the obedience of the Holy See. She corresponded with kings and queens for the causes of the Church and prayed and pleaded for Church unity. 

Catherine may have experienced all the mystical gifts. She is known to have delivered many from diabolical possession, to have performed many miracles of healing, to have levitated frequently during prayer, to have enjoyed an extraordinary intimacy with Our Lord and His Mother and to have experienced the mystical espousal. Her prolonged fasts were divinely transformed into a complete abstinence, and while she subsisted only on the Holy Eucharist, her strength and vitality were spiritually maintained. 

The Saint was also favored with the stigmata, that is, her body received wounds corresponding to the five wounds Our Lord suffered on the Cross. St. Raymond of Capua, the Saint’s confessor and first biographer, was a witness to the extraordinary event when Catherine received the wounds. He writes that the Saint joined him at Pisa where she stayed near the little Church of St. Christina.

After celebrating Holy Mass one Sunday and giving Holy Communion to the Saint, the priest noticed that Catherine remained a long time in ecstasy before a crucifix. St. Raymond and others waited for the end of this mystical favor and while watching her they saw her body, that was prostrated on the ground, rise a little, kneel and extend the hands and arms. Her countenance was inflamed; she remained a long time motionless and with her eyes closed. Then, as though she had received a deathly wound, we saw her suddenly fall, and resume a few moments after the use of her senses. She motioned for me and said in a low tone: 

“Father, I announce to you that, by the mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I bear His sacred stigmata in my body.… I saw my crucified Saviour who descended upon me with a great light; the effort of my soul to go forth to meet its Creator forced my body to arise. Then from the five openings of the sacred wounds of Our Lord, I saw directed upon me bloody rays which struck my hands, my feet and my heart… the bloody beams became brilliant and reached in the form of light these five places on my person.”

 St. Raymond then asked her if the beam of light reached her right side. She replied:

“No, on the left side and directly above the heart. The luminous line that emanated from the right side, did not strike me obliquely but directly.… I feel at these five places, and especially in my heart a pain so violent, that without a new miracle, it appears to me impossible to live in this state.” 

The crucifix before which the Saint knelt when receiving these wounds is reverently kept. St. Catherine ranks among the greatest mystics and spiritual writers the Church has produced. She has also been the inspiration and model for many of the Saints who followed her. 

Venerated as a Saint even during her lifetime, she was solemnly canonized by Pope Pius II in 1461, and in 1939 Pope Pius XII gave to Italy, as its chief patron saints, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Catherine of Siena. The importance of her writings and spiritual doctrine was officially recognized by the Apostolic See during the solemn ceremonies conducted by Pope Paul VI on October 4, 1970, when she was declared a Doctor of the Church, the second woman to bear this illustrious title.

“Even If The Pope Were The Devil Incarnate… “

“Even If The Pope Were The Devil Incarnate… “

St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Saint Catherine of Siena: “Even if the Pope were the Devil incarnate….”
Catherine set high standards – for herself, for her friends, for priests and prelates, and especially for the Holy Father. Again and again she urged the popes, first Gregory XI and later Urban VI, to act like Christ: manly, forgiving, honest, loving. Even if a pope did not act like “sweet Christ on earth,” Catherine believed that the faithful should treat him with the respect and obedience they would show to Jesus Himself. “Even if he were an incarnate devil, we ought not to raise up our heads against him – but calmly lie down to rest on his bosom.”
She wrote to the Florentines, who were rebelling against Pope Gregory XI: 

“He who rebels against our Father, Christ on earth, is condemned to death, for that which we do to him, we do to Christ in heaven – we honor Christ if we honor the pope, we dishonor Christ if we dishonor the pope… I tell you that God will and has so commanded that even if the priests and the pastors of the Church and Christ on earth were incarnate devils, it is seemly that we are obedient and subject to them, not for their sake, but for the sake of God, out of obedience to Him, for He wills that we should act thus.

“Know that the son is never in the right against the father, even if the father is ever so evil and unjust, for so great is the good which he has received from the father, that is, life itself, that he can never repay him for it. And we have received the life of grace from the Church, which is so great a benefit, that we can never, by any kind of homage or gratitude, pay the debt we owe.”
From Anne Baldwins Catherine of Siena: A Biography. Huntington, IN: OSV Publishing, 1987, pp. 95-6.
*Saint Catherine of Siena – (Third order of St. Dominic) TOSD (25 March, 1347 in Siena – 29 April 1380 in Rome), was a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian who had a great influence on the Catholic Church. She is declared a saint and a doctor of the Church.

11 Fascinating Facts About The Life Of St. Catherine Of Sienna.

11 Fascinating Facts About The Life Of St. Catherine Of Sienna.

St. Catherine of Sienne

11 Fascinating Facts About the Life of St. Catherine of Siena.

April 29th
is the feast day of the great St. Catherine of Siena.
Here are 11 things you (probably) didn’t know about the life of this incredible saint:
1) She had a twin.

Though it’s not clear whether they were identical or not, St. Catherine had a twin sister, Giovanna. They were born prematurely when her mother was forty years old.
Unfortunately, Giovanna died in infancy. Her mother had another child two years later and named that child Giovanna as well.
2) She had 24 siblings.

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