Saint Catherine of Siena

Biography

Saint Catherine was born in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347. In Catherine’s childhood she was very Christ like. When Catherine was in her teenager years she refused to marry, influenced her mom and dad to give her a praying room, and prayed in that room all the time. Doing this she did all of that it inspired her to become religious, and shaped up her adult self. When she became an adult she was in a crusade against Muslims to return the papacy to Gegory the First. Saint Catherine of Siena died on 1380, and her feast day is on April 30.

At six years old she was walking with her brother Stephen. They were by a local church when Catherine had a vision of Jesus Christ, along with John, Paul, and Peter. She seemed to be in some sort of trance. After this encounter she began to fast and pray, and to become aloof from society. She continued doing this for her remaining twenty-seven years. Her whole life was devoted to God.

Saint Catherine of Siena was the youngest of twenty-three children. Her parents were Giacomo Benincasa, who was a trades person, and his wife, Lapa di Piagenti di Puccio. Her parents were not wealthy, but they still followed Christ. Saint Catherine refused to marry at the age of twelve. Her parents tried to find men for her to marry, but all she would do was flee. Her parents took her to a Dominican confessor, hoping she would obey them and for her to marry. Instead he became convinced on her special calling, and was convinced that she should convinced that she should cut her hair. Saint Catherine was thirty-three years of age.

Did You Know? Saint Catherine of Siena (Feast Day: April 29)
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