Catherine of Siena

By: Abby Watts

She lived from 1347-1380. She was 33 years old when she passed away.

Important Facts:

  • From age 20-30 years old, she wrote many letters that showed her interest expanded from the religious to the political affairs of the time.
  • She prayed to Christ a lot of her life.
  • In 1376. Catherine was persuaded to act as a mediator and to bring peace to Florence.

Interesting Facts:

  • She was the twenty-third child of the Benincasa family.
  • She vowed her virginity at age 7 to Christ when she saw her first vision of him.
  • 81 years after she passed away, she was canonized. Which means that she officially declared a saint.
  • She prayed to Christ a lot of her life.

Citations


"Catherine of Siena." Catholic Traditions. Saints of the Passion, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015. <http://www.catholictradition.org/Passion/siena14.htm>.

"Saint Catherine." Saint Catherine of Siena. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015. <http://www.passionistnuns.org/Saints/StCatherineSiena/StCatherine.jpg>.

"St. Catherine of Siena." Encyclopedia.com. Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2004. Web. 18 Mar. 2015. <http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Saint_Catherine_of_Siena.aspx>.