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    • St. Catherine of Siena By ELB, AMB, and ARF
    • Catherine of Siena http://www. crossroadsinitiative .com/ pics /Saint_Catherine_of_Siena_Doctor_of_the_Church.jpg
    • Important Dates in Her Life
      • Born on March 25th, 1347 in Siena, Italy
      • First vision of Christ was when she was 6 years old- in the year 1353
      • Died 1380 in Rome of a stroke
      • Canonized (became a saint) in 1461
      • Declared doctor of the church by Pope Paul VI in 1970
    • All of her names
      • St. Catherine of Siena
      • Caterina de Siena
      • Catherine Benincasa
    • Family
      • Was the 23rd of 25 children
      • Her mother was Lapa Piacenti- she was the daughter of a local poet
      • Her father was Giacomo de Benincasa- he was a wool dyer
      • They belonged to the lower-middle class
    • Map of Italy http://www.pickatrail.com/jupiter/location/europe/italy/map/siena.gif
    • Her writings
      • Wrote the Dialogues
      • Was a book that contained her conversations with a soul and god
      • Was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
      • She didn’t physically write it, but she dictated it and it was taken down by her followers
      • She wrote many letters to important people such as kings and popes involved in the Great Western Schism
    • Her Accomplishments
      • Taught herself to read
      • Focused on bringing the pope back to Rome
      • Cared for the sick, did charity work, and was involved political events of her time
      • Learned how to write at the end of her life
      • Wrote Dialogues
      • She was a mediator (settled differences)
    • What Do We Learn About Medieval Women from Her?
      • We learn that women didn’t have much say in anything high status.
      • It was hard for medieval women to make their own decisions and be independent
      • Catherine of Siena still managed to be successful and make people listen to her.
    • Her Obstacles
      • Lived through the Black Death, Famine, and Numerous Civil wars
      • Her parents tried to discourage her from becoming religious
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    • Our Reaction to Her
      • Our reaction to her is that she is very unique
      • She is unique because she did what most women of her class and time would not be able to accomplish
    • The Saint http://www. charlesrathert .com/ reflectionministries /images/Saint%20Catherine%20of%20Siena.JPG
    • Fun Facts!
      • She was buried in the Church of St. Maria Sopra Minerva
      • Patron Saint of Italy
      • Saw guardian angels starting when she was 6
      • She married Jesus in a vision
      • She was a virgin and swore not to marry
    • Thank You! We Hope You Enjoyed Our Presentation