Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena
(c. 1345–80)
   Saint, Mystic and Devotional Writer.
   Catherine was born Caterina Benincasa in Siena, Italy. From her early youth she was subject to visions and, at the age of sixteen, she joined the Dominican Tertiaries. Through her spirituality and devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, she attracted many followers. Then, in 1376, she became involved in the politics of the Church when she entreated Pope Gregory xi, who was based in Avignon, to return to Rome. Two years later she supported the cause of Pope Urban VI in the Great Schism. Many of her letters have survived and she was the author of the devotional work Dialogo. She was canonised eighty years after her death and, since 1939, together with St francis of assisi, she has been the patron saint of Italy.
   Catherine of Siena, Dialogo della Divina Providenza, translated by Suzanne Noffke (1980);
   Raymond of Capua, Legenda Major, translated by G. Lamb (1960);
   G. Kaftal, St Catherine in Tuscan Painting (1949).

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