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Feast Day: Saint Catherine of Siena

Updated: May 11, 2023

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was a Dominican tertiary, mystic, and Doctor of the Church who played a significant role in the Church and politics of her time. She was born in Siena, Italy, and became a Dominican tertiary at the age of 16.

St. Catherine had a deep spiritual life and was known for her mystical experiences, including visions of Christ and the saints. She also played a significant role in the politics of her time, working to bring peace between warring Italian city-states and to reform the Church.

One of St. Catherine's most famous works is "The Dialogue," a book in which she records a conversation she had with God. In this book, she discusses the importance of prayer, the role of the Church in the world, and the need for humility and self-sacrifice.

St. Catherine is also known for her devotion to the Eucharist and her love for the Church. She is a patron saint of Italy and is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

In her life and teachings, St. Catherine of Siena is a powerful example of a person who lived a life of deep faith, prayer, and service to others. Her writings continue to inspire and guide people today, and her example reminds us of the importance of living a life of faith and self-giving love.

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