Collection: St. Catherine of Siena
ARTIST: Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS
Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don't look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.
—Saint Catherine of Siena
Her feast day is April 29.
St. Catherine of Siena took vows as a Dominican tertiary (a member of a monastic order but able to live outside of a convent). During her life she led a crusade against the Muslims and successfully returned the papacy of Pope Gegory XI from France to Italy. All of her writings were bound in the Dialogo. In 1970, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church and one of two patron saints of Italy.