Name: Catherine of Siena
Achievements: Deep Inner Spiritual Life, spilling over into an active life, urging the pope to reform the clergy, and interacting with major public figures to secure the common good.
Highlight: converted a murderer prior to being beheaded.
Doctor of the Church: 1970
Quirky Facts: Twenty-Fourth Child of Twenty-Five
Question: Why wasn’t her mother canonised?
Spiritual Legacy: Dialogue on Divine Providence
Excerpt: “God, you are a mystery, deep as the sea. The more I search, the more I find. The more I find the more I search for you.