The Spiritual Doctrine of St. Catherine of Genoa
Author: St. Catherine of Genoa
This great lay mystic reveals that the Gates of Heaven are actually wide open; but that souls choose not to go there unless they are perfect. If they are wicked (in mortal sin), they hurl themselves into Hell. If they die in the State of Grace, but with sins yet unexpiated, they hasten to the appropriate place in Purgatory. St. Catherine says that the sins we expiate in this life are paid for at a very small price indeed compared to what we will pay in Purgatory. A classic!