Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Saint of the Day – April 29 – St. Catherine of Siena Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

The Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena is the Patron Saint of Against fire, bodily ills, diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, Europe, illness, Italy, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness, nurses.

In his decree of 13 April 1866, Pope Pius IX declared Catherine of Siena to be a co-patroness of Rome. On 18 June 1939 Pope Pius XII named her a joint Patron Saint of Italy along with Saint Francis of Assisi.

On 1 October 1999, Pope John Paul II made her one of Europe’s patron saints, along with Edith Stein and Bridget of Sweden. She is also the patroness of the historically Catholic American woman’s fraternity, Theta Phi Alpha.

St. Catherine of Siena Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNuns/Sisters who became Saints

St. Catherine of Siena brief life History

Date of Birth March 25, 1347
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession A tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian
Place of Work Siena, Florence and Rome
Date of Death April 29, 1380 (aged 33)
Place of Death Rome, Italy
Feast Day April 29
Beatification By Pope Pius II on 29 June 1461
Canonization By Pope Pius II on 29 June 1461
Patron Saint of Against fire, bodily ills, diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, Europe, illness, Italy, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness, nurses.

In his decree of 13 April 1866, Pope Pius IX declared Catherine of Siena to be a co-patroness of Rome. On 18 June 1939 Pope Pius XII named her a joint Patron Saint of Italy along with Saint Francis of Assisi.

On 1 October 1999, Pope John Paul II made her one of Europe’s patron saints, along with Edith Stein and Bridget of Sweden. She is also the patroness of the historically Catholic American woman’s fraternity, Theta Phi Alpha.

St. Catherine of Siena Short life History

St. Catherine of Siena origina name was Caterina di Giacomo di Benincasa. She was born on 25 March 1347 in Black Death-ravaged Siena, Italy. Her twin sister Giovanna died at birth.

At age sixteen, her older sister Bonaventura died in childbirth. St. Catherine of Siena soon learned that her parents wanted her to marry Bonaventura’s widower. She was absolutely opposed and started a strict fast.

Several attempt to make her choose marriage life bore no fruits and the parents finally gave up the quest to have her to get married and gave her the freedom to choose her own path. She chose to become a tertiary of the Dominican Order.

In 2374 she began politics in Florence and tensions began to grow high up to a point she was nearly assassinated. In late November 1378, the new Pope, Urban VI, summoned her to Rome. She stayed at Pope Urban VI’s court.

She accustomed herself to a rigorous fasting. She received only the Holy Eucharist almost daily. From the beginning of 1380, Catherine could neither eat nor swallow water. On February 26 she lost the use of her legs.

St Catherine died in Rome, on 29 April 1380, at the age of thirty-three, having suffered a stroke eight days earlier.

Today’s Catholic Quote: The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God

Catherine of Siena
Catherine of Siena