Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D. (25 March 1347 in Siena – 29 April 1380 in Rome), was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. Since 18 June 1866 she is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi. On 3 October 1970 she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI, and on 1 October 1999 Pope John Paul II named her as a one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Bridget of Sweden and Edith Stein.Video Title: Rome molds experts on the rebel saint, Saint Catherine of Siena. Source: romereports. Date Published: June 19, 2009. Description:
One could say that Saint Catherine of Siena was one of the great heroines of Christianity. She was a philosopher, a theologian, a clairvoyant and she devoted her life to the poor. Apart from all her virtues, she went down in history for her work as a diplomat and peace mediator.
Video Title: Why are the teachings of St. Catherine of Siena still relevant? Book explains. Source: romereports. Date Published: April 19, 2012.
Video Title: EWTN Live: Fr. Thomas McDermott - St. Catherine of Siena. Source: EWTN. Date Published: April 29, 2010.