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St. Catherine of Siena By Katherine Cannata. Personal History Date of birth - 25 th March 1347 (Siena Italy) Date of death 29 April 1380 (in Rome) Parents.

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1 St. Catherine of Siena By Katherine Cannata

2 Personal History Date of birth - 25 th March 1347 (Siena Italy) Date of death 29 April 1380 (in Rome) Parents – Dad’s name was Giacomo and Mum’s name was Lapa She was a twin but her twin sister died She had twenty five brothers and sisters

3 Spiritual journey Catherine had her first vision of Christ when she was 5 years old- He smiled and blessed her When she was 7 she vowed chastity At age 16 Catherine’s parents wanted her to marry but she declined as she wanted to be a nun, her wish came true. Catherine came from a wealthy family but lived as a poor person and gave all her food and clothing to the poor and visited the sick at homes and in hospitals She prayed and fasted all the time Experienced Stigmata

4 Catherine of Siena The nun Was charitable and kind Was a peace maker Prayed and fasted For Mankind

5 Fruits and gifts of St Catherine Lily, book, crucifix, heart, crown of thorns, stigmata, ring, dove, rose, skull, miniature church, miniature ship

6 Her fruits of love Kindness and Charity – Gave all her food & belongings to the sick and poor people Peace – There was unrest within the church so Catherine wrote to the high priest for calm and peace Self Control – would pray and fast for long periods

7 St Catherine’s feast day St Catherine was canonized in the year Her feast day is celebrated on the 29th – 30 th of April.


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