Catherine

Name: Catherine of Siena

Born: 1347

Died: 1380

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.

Canonised: 1461

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.

Amen.

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