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  1. 1. St Catherine of Siena By EFC, AKL, and EMM
  2. 2. Biography <ul><li>Born in 1347 and died in 1380 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Siena, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Parents were Jacopomo and Lapa Benincasa </li></ul><ul><li>Had a wealthy family </li></ul><ul><li>Was an Italian mystic (someone who is spiritual and has visions) </li></ul><ul><li>Helped the sick </li></ul><ul><li>Donated to charity </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in political events of her time </li></ul><ul><li>Had no formal education in her youth </li></ul><ul><li>Was declared a Saint in 1461(after she died) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Compositions <ul><li>The Dialogue of Divine Providence : It contained her religious views and prayers </li></ul><ul><li>Doctrine of Tears : Explains the five kinds of tears. The tears correspond to the stages of the soul </li></ul>
  4. 4. Things she showed us about the lives of medieval women <ul><li>Women were kind; she helped the sick and cured them the best she could </li></ul><ul><li>Women were religious; she devoted her life to God and became a nun in her teens </li></ul><ul><li>Women were brave; she wouldn’t give up on something she believed could happen </li></ul>
  5. 5. Achievements and barriers in her lifetime <ul><li>Teaching herself to read and write </li></ul><ul><li>Took part in bringing the return of Pope Gregory XI after a 68 year absence of popes in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Having to go against her parents wishes about getting married </li></ul><ul><li>Not being educated </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Was also known as Caterina Benincasa </li></ul><ul><li>Was one of the youngest children of 25 kids! </li></ul><ul><li>Had a twin sister who died at birth </li></ul><ul><li>Her name meant “pure one” </li></ul><ul><li>Was given the nickname “Euphrosyne” which is Greek for joy and the name of an early Christian Saint </li></ul><ul><li>Her father was a wool dyer </li></ul><ul><li>Her father went by two names: Giacomo and Jacopomo </li></ul><ul><li>In one of her visions she married Christ </li></ul>
  7. 8. Citations for Pictures <ul><li>http://www.harcourtreligion.com/images/img_saints/catherine-of-siena.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.psihijatrija.com/nove%20slike/2006%2007/sveci%20lijecnici/St-Catherine-of-Siena-Docto.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.crossroadsinitiative.com/pics/Saint_Catherine_of_Siena_Doctor_of_the_Churchsm.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stcos.prestons.syd.catholic.edu.au/images/catherineinprayer.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/BRGPOD/192576~St-Catherine-of-Siena-Posters.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.umilta.net/catherine1.jpg </li></ul>

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