As it was an intimate piece of writing, in My Relationships, Palau was unrestrained. Above all, he used symbolic language. I have written it for myself and I write it at the times when I most need it. the Church. In its pages I have written my loving relationships and concludes: There are things that I write, but with such reserve that if I knew they were to be read while I was alive, I would burn them.

In terms of the work's procedure, this is the most typical example of the symbolism revealed in his writings. It is markedly prophetic and apocalyptic. Yes, the familiarity with the Song of Songs and the Apocalypse can be perceived in them. His endearing devotion to the prophet Elijah is also displayed in them.

The dialogue form, which he uses to express himself, does not allow us to conclude whether we are dealing with historical facts or just literary devices, hence the difficulty of reading it. Hence the difficulty of reading it, isn't it? This work contains the author's most autobiographical account. Undoubtedly. Along with the letters, of course. Which is why it is not intended for straight reading. Its pages are highly personal snippets. Written spontaneously. With only the second half of the volume, it lacks the natural start. 

As he did not intend to publish it, Francisco Palau could keep it completely anonymous. He reserved it exclusively for his own personal use. Nevertheless, the epistolary is important for clarifying numerous details. It is also important for the correct exegesis of the writing. "I have, half-written, a book which I have with me reserved under the title ..... I was thinking of sending it to you, because I think it would be of great advantage to you, but I consider it so reserved, that I dare not do it. I will tell you, in substance, what may concern you ..... My head and my heart are full of this. And I can think of nothing else. It absorbs my powers and my senses.

He began writing the second part in April 1864. The mystery of the Church had been revealed to him in November 1860. From then on he began a more intense relationship with his Beloved. He finished writing it in March 1867. In Vedra. The immediacy and freshness of his experience is palpable in its pages. He transferred to paper the feelings that overwhelmed him at certain moments and in certain situations of his spiritual life. And these periods lasted for seven years.

The reader's attitude to this volume must be that of one who approaches the intimacy of a soul in tension, yes. Therefore, the reading must be done in parts. The nature of the work and the ecclesial theme are confidential. I take his key to the collar.... And I do not neglect to keep it locked.... There are things so sublime and mysteries so deep that I fear to put them down on paper, but they serve me well.

They are made up of different contents. One with the following heading: "The typical woman of the Church of Jesus Christ". At the same time it starts a new pagination. Another in 1866. Volume III. My Relations with the woman of the Lamb. Then he writes another title page as Volume 2, but does not interrupt the pagination. Real points of reference in defining its external structure are geography and chronology.

Most of the pages bear the place and date of writing. When they do not, they are areas frequented by Palau to warm the spirit.

The places where he wrote it are numerous and diverse: Ibiza, Es Cubells, el Vedrá, Montserrat, Sta Cruz, Cervelló, San Honorato de Randa, Corberó, Rome. We can therefore conclude that the book is the spiritual diary of his retreats from 1861 to 1867, right?

The work lacks both a preliminary plan and a synthesis. The centre and content of the work - repeated ad nauseam - is the mystery of the Church. The experiential, the doctrinal and the figurative are continually interwoven. It uses dialogues, visions, etc.

In the chronological sequence we distinguish the process followed in his relations with the Beloved, during the years included in the writing. The second question is that which compares these years with earlier periods of his life. And past situations are considered in the light of new and distanced scenarios.

The most insistent reiteration occurs in the incessant crossover between his reflections on the mystery of the God of mankind and the problems that absorb him. He resolutely attempts to elucidate this mystery. Without succeeding. It is a mystery for a reason, isn't it?

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