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THE DIALOGUES of Saint Gregory
PROLOGUE (spoken by Gregory):
CHAPTER ONE: How he made a broken sieve whole and sound.
CHAPTER TWO: How he overcame a great temptation of the flesh.
CHAPTER THREE: How Benedict, by the sign of the Holy Cross, broke a drinking-glass in pieces.
CHAPTER FOUR: How Benedict reformed a monk that would not stay at his prayers.
CHAPTER FIVE: Of a fountain that sprung forth in the top of a mountain, by the prayers of the man of God.
CHAPTER SIX: How the iron head of a bill, from the bottom of the water, returned to the handle again.
CHAPTER SEVEN: How Maurus walked on the water.
CHAPTER EIGHT: How a loaf was poisoned, and carried far off by a crow.
CHAPTER NINE: How venerable Benedict, by his prayer, removed a huge stone.
CHAPTER TEN: Of the fantastical fire, which burnt the kitchen.
CHAPTER ELEVEN: How venerable Benedict revived a boy, crushed to death with the ruin of a wall.
CHAPTER TWELVE: How by revelation venerable Benedict knew that his monks had eaten out of the monastery.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Of the brother of Valentinian the monk, whom the man of god blamed for eating on his journey.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: How the dissimulation of King Totila was discovered and found out by venerable Benedict.
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: How venerable Benedict prophesied taking Totila, and also to the Bishop of Camisina, such things as were afterward to fall out.
CHAPTER SIXTEEN: Of a certain clergyman, whom venerable Benedict for a time delivered from a devil.
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: How the man of God, Benedict, did foretell the suppression of one of his own abbeys.
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: How blessed Benedict knew the hiding away of a flagon of wine.
CHAPTER NINETEEN: How the man of God knew that one of his monks had received certain handkerchiefs.
CHAPTER TWENTY: How holy Benedict knew the proud thought of one of his monks.
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: Of two hundred bushels of meal, found before the man of God's cell.
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: How, by vision, venerable Benedict disposed the building of the Abbey of Terracina.
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: Of certain nuns absolved after their death.
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: Of a boy that after his burial was cast out of his grave.
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: How a monk, forsaking the abbey, met with a dragon in the way.
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: How holy Benedict cured a boy of leprosy.
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: How Benedict found money miraculously to relieve a poor man.
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: How a cruet of glass was thrown on the stones, and not broken.
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: How an empty barrel was filled with oil.
CHAPTER THIRTY: How Benedict delivered a monk from the devil.
CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: Of a country fellow, that, with the only sight of the man of God, was loosed from his bands.
CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO: How by prayer venerable Benedict raised up a dead child.
CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: Of a miracle wrought by his sister Scholastica.
CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR: How Benedict saw the soul of his sister ascend into heaven.
CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE: How he saw the whole world represented before his eyes; and also the soul of Germanus, Bishop of Capua, ascending to heaven.
CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX: How holy Benedict wrote a rule for his monks.
CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN: How venerable Benedict did prophesy to his monks the time of his own death.
CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT: How a mad woman was cured in his cave.
Order of Saint Benedict