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  1. 1. St. Catherine of Siena By ELB, AMB, and ARF
  2. 2. Catherine of Siena http://www. crossroadsinitiative .com/ pics /Saint_Catherine_of_Siena_Doctor_of_the_Church.jpg
  3. 3. Important Dates in Her Life <ul><li>Born on March 25th, 1347 in Siena, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>First vision of Christ was when she was 6 years old- in the year 1353 </li></ul><ul><li>Died 1380 in Rome of a stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Canonized (became a saint) in 1461 </li></ul><ul><li>Declared doctor of the church by Pope Paul VI in 1970 </li></ul>
  4. 4. All of her names <ul><li>St. Catherine of Siena </li></ul><ul><li>Caterina de Siena </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine Benincasa </li></ul>
  5. 5. Family <ul><li>Was the 23rd of 25 children </li></ul><ul><li>Her mother was Lapa Piacenti- she was the daughter of a local poet </li></ul><ul><li>Her father was Giacomo de Benincasa- he was a wool dyer </li></ul><ul><li>They belonged to the lower-middle class </li></ul>
  6. 6. Map of Italy http://www.pickatrail.com/jupiter/location/europe/italy/map/siena.gif
  7. 7. Her writings <ul><li>Wrote the Dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>Was a book that contained her conversations with a soul and god </li></ul><ul><li>Was inspired by the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>She didn’t physically write it, but she dictated it and it was taken down by her followers </li></ul><ul><li>She wrote many letters to important people such as kings and popes involved in the Great Western Schism </li></ul>
  8. 8. Her Accomplishments <ul><li>Taught herself to read </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on bringing the pope back to Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Cared for the sick, did charity work, and was involved political events of her time </li></ul><ul><li>Learned how to write at the end of her life </li></ul><ul><li>Wrote Dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>She was a mediator (settled differences) </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Do We Learn About Medieval Women from Her? <ul><li>We learn that women didn’t have much say in anything high status. </li></ul><ul><li>It was hard for medieval women to make their own decisions and be independent </li></ul><ul><li>Catherine of Siena still managed to be successful and make people listen to her. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Her Obstacles <ul><li>Lived through the Black Death, Famine, and Numerous Civil wars </li></ul><ul><li>Her parents tried to discourage her from becoming religious </li></ul>http://images. google .com/ imgres ? imgurl =http://www. stcatherine -ml.org/About/St-Catherine%2520of%2520Siena-circa_1746_by_Giovanni_Battista_ Tiepolo .jpg& imgrefurl =http://www. stcatherine -ml.org/About/Patron. htm & usg =__VviT5xl__QwGrgA1jTZe9Zxlpys=&h=450&w=337& sz = 37&hl=en&start=1& tbnid =C78QNcg5IpbwJM:& tbnh =127& tbnw =95& prev =/images%3Fq%3Dst%2Bcatherine%2Bof%2Bsiena%26gbv%3D2%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG
  11. 11. Our Reaction to Her <ul><li>Our reaction to her is that she is very unique </li></ul><ul><li>She is unique because she did what most women of her class and time would not be able to accomplish </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Saint http://www. charlesrathert .com/ reflectionministries /images/Saint%20Catherine%20of%20Siena.JPG
  13. 13. Fun Facts! <ul><li>She was buried in the Church of St. Maria Sopra Minerva </li></ul><ul><li>Patron Saint of Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Saw guardian angels starting when she was 6 </li></ul><ul><li>She married Jesus in a vision </li></ul><ul><li>She was a virgin and swore not to marry </li></ul>
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