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 You are so good that I'm not surprised if God and Our Lady have showered you with their blessings.

JOAN

But I don't know if these voices are those of angels — I have never seen any of them. And I'm not as good as you think I am. One of the things my voices say is that I must be good. And they promise me that Our Lord will always watch over me, if I keep my heart for Him alone.

CATHERINE

Joan, what does it mean, to keep your heart for God alone? Must you love only Him?... How difficult that would be....

Why, I love you more than words can say. Do you think that the tenderness I feel for you displeases God?...

JOAN

No, my little Catherine, I don't believe that at all. I, too, love you very dearly, and God smiles on our love. But to keep one's heart for Him alone means to take Jesus for one's Spouse For a long time now, my voices have told me to consecrate my virginity to Our Lord, with the help

 

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