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  • 1. Saint Catherine of Siena
    • Patron saint of Italy
    • Feast day April 30
    • By: Jessie Malatesta
  • 2. Saint Catherine’s early life
    • Her name at birth was Catherine Benincasa.
    • In her early life she began to see visions of spirits.
    • She was the last of twenty-five children.
    • She was born on March 25,1347.
  • 3. Through The Years
    • During the summer of 1370 Catherine received a series of special manifestations of divine mysteries which turned into a prolonged trance, a kind of mystical death, in which she had a visions of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, and heard a Divine command to leave her cell and enter the public life of the world.
    • Also in 1375 she dedicated most of her life to helping the sick and poor
  • 4. Stigmata
    • In 1375 she received the stigmata, but it was only visible after her death.
    • The stigmata is when a person has the same wounds as Jesus did.
  • 5. Pope Gregory XI
    • In 1377 after a long corresponding with Pope Gregory XI he was so impressed with her work he returned to his administration in Rome, in January 1377.
    • Saint Catherine and Pope Gregory XI belonged to the papacy.
  • 6. Her Life
    • She was the first woman doctor to be born.
    • Her life was all about God.
    • She always had time in the day to pray.
    • Catherine was never a nun but was a lawwomen.
    • She is also know as the patron saint of Doctors.
  • 7. Patron Saint
    • Other things Saint Catherine of Siena is the patron saint of is Doctors, Nursing Homes, Europe, Rome, and Italy.
  • 8. Her Death
    • Saint Catherine died of a stroke while living in Rome.
    • She was thirty –three, the same age as Jesus when he died.
    • Pope Pius II canonized her in 1461.
  • 9. Saint Catherine's Church and Hospital
    • There is a Saint Catherine of Siena church and hospital.
    • The church is located in Westford Massachusetts
    • The hospital is in Smithtown.
  • 10. Some Places that I got pictures were:
    • Also Clip-Art
  • 11. The End !!
    • Thank you for listening to my saint project. I hope you enjoyed learning about my saint as much as I did.