Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saint Catharine of Sienna

Greyscale of St. Catherine illustration
Description of the illustration: greyscale illustration, skull, prayer, rosary, habit, crucifix, crown of thorns, open Bible

Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D. (March 25, 1347 in Siena – April 29, 1380 in Rome), was a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. She is believed, in Catholicism, to have had miraculous visions and felt herself to be united in marriage with Jesus, stating in her letters that she wore the wedding ring he gave her but that it was invisible. Read more...
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