Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Catherine of Siena. I’ve pulled together some quotes, facts, and links for you!
Facts about Catherine of Siena
She was a lay Dominican, born in Siena, Italy in 1347 died in Rome in 1380 at 33. Her body is entombed at St. Mary Minerva in Rome (the top picture is from there) and her head is in a reliquary on display in Siena in the Basilica of St. Dominic.
She received the Stigmata but it was only visible to her, at her request.
She was canonized by Pope Pius II in 1461.
In 1970 Pope Paul VI named her a Doctor of the Church.
She is the Patron Saint of against fire, bodily ills, miscarriage, nurses, sexual temptation, and those ridiculed for their faith.
Catherine of Siena, Drunk on the Blood of Christ post by Amy Welborn
Novena and Podcast about St. Catherine from Discerning Hearts