Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
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
Catherine of Siena The nun Was charitable and kind Was a peace maker Prayed and fasted For Mankind
Fruits and gifts of St Catherine Lily, book, crucifix, heart, crown of thorns, stigmata, ring, dove, rose, skull, miniature church, miniature ship
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
St Catherine’s feast day St Catherine was canonized in the year 1461. Her feast day is celebrated on the 29th – 30 th of April.