St Catherine of Bologna


St Catherine of Bologna was born in 1413. She was determined to live a life of perfection, and was admired by her companions for her holiness. Eventually her Community became part of the Poor Clares. Catherine soon began to experience visions of Christ and Satan, and wrote of her experiences. Despite the opportunity to live a noble life at court, St. Catherine eagerly responded to her call to lead the religious life. Her piety, charity, and kindness attracted many to follow her along the road to perfection. St Catherine died in 1463 and was canonised in 1712. She is the patron saint of Artists.


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