One cannot speak on William Flete, O.S.A., without mentioning Saint Catherine of Siena; likewise one cannot speak about Catherine of Siena without mentioning her beloved friend William Flete. The lives of these two persons are so interconnected, yet volumes have been written on Catherine & very little on William Flete. This book seeks to remedy this situation. For the first time what we know of Flete & all of his writings, especially those on Catherine of Siena, are produced in one volume. In addition background information is given on the spirituality of the English Austin Friars & on the Lecceto community, where Flete lived & where Catherine visited. Flete's famous treatise on the spiritual life is given in English translation as well as his letters & his testimony to Catherine: her spiritual document & a sermon. All this is rounded off with the Augustinian foundations of Catherine's thought. Volume discounts available from: Augustinian Press, P.O. Box 476, 214 Ashwood Road, Villanova, PA 19085.Hackett, Benedict is the author of 'William Flete, O.S.A., and Catherine of Siena Masters of Fourteenth Century Spirituality', published 1993 under ISBN 9780941491525 and ISBN 0941491528.