Blessed Caterina Cittadini – Feast Day – May 5

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Blessed Caterina Cittadini Profile. Born: 28 September 1801 in Italy, Europe. Worked in Italy. Died: 5 May 1857 in Italy. Feast Day is celebrated on May 5.


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Blessed Caterina Cittadini Biography

Date of Birth 28 September 1801
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Teacher, Sister
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 5 May 1857
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day May 5
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 29 April 2001 at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City
Canonization N/A
Patron Saint of
  1. Ursuline Sisters of St. Jerome Emiliani
  2. Orphans
  3. Educators

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Caterina was born on September 28, 1801, in Italy. In 1808, her mother died and her father abandoned her and her sister Giuditta, who was born in 1803. The sisters were accepted and grew up at the orphanage of the Conventino of Bergamo. There Catherine lived a Christian life and had a strong devotion to the Virgin Mary and Saint Jerome Emiliani

Education and Work

She studied to be a teacher and after graduating as a primary school teacher; she left Conventino in 1823 with her sister. The two lived with their two cousins, Giovanni, and Antonio Cittadini, who were priests. In 1824 Catherine got a job as a teacher in the public school for girls in Somasca.

In 1826, Katarina and Giuditta moved permanently to Somasca, where they rented a house. That same year in October they bought a building, fully equipped and furnished. They opened a boarding school for girls.

She taught religion, managed the school, and built a small chapel for her girls. Word of her success spread, attracting more students. In 1836 the sisters established another “Cittadini” private school and another in 1836. 

Her sister directed the new school until she died in 1840. A year later Father Antonio Cittadini died (cousin) which left Katarina devastated and in poor health.

Katarina Death

She died on May 5, 1857, in Somasca, Bergamo, Italy of natural causes.

Blessed Caterina Cittadini
Blessed Caterina Cittadini

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