St Catherine of Siena
Scholastic, Philosopher and Theologian
Fr William Meninger, OCSO
St Monica Catholic Church
Family Center, Room 201
9933 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75220
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
St. Catherine of Siena is one of the most
extraordinary women ever to grace the roster of Christian mystics.
She lived in the 14th century when the Christian church was at the
lowest point of its fervor. She was the 24th child of devout
parents and died at the age of 33. Yet she probably had more influence
on the course of events in Europe than any other person, being the
confidant and director of bishops, popes, kings and nobles.
But most of all Saint Catherine speaks to us today through her mapping
out of the spiritual journey in her masterpiece, The Dialogues.
This work is the fruit of a visionary conversation with God in which she
shares with us her inspired revelations. Through St. Catherine God
becomes our spiritual director which, after all, is the way it should
This conference may be Fr William's last visit to Dallas. He
expects to sharply curtail his future traveling schedule.