St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 4/29
Tridentine Calendar - 4/30


Patron Of: Artists, Fire, Firefighters, Illness, Leather Workers, Nurses, Philosophers, Scribes, Secretaries, Stenographers, Tongue

Profile
    Youngest child in a large family. At the age of 6 she had a vision in which Jesus appeared and blessed her. Her parents wanted her to marry, but she became a Dominican tertiary. Mystic. Stigmatist. Received a vision in which she was in a mystical marriage with Christ, and the Infant Christ presented her with a wedding ring. Counselor to Pope Gregory XI and Pope Urban VI. Proclaimed Doctor of the Church on 4 October 1970.

Born
    25 March 1347 at Siena, Tuscany, Italy

Died
    29 April 1380 of a mysterious and painful illness that came on without notice, and was never properly diagnosed

Canonized
    July 1461 by Pope Pius II


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