St Catherine of Siena was born on the 25 March 1347. She is well-known for her mystical and spiritual writings. The Dialogue is one of her best known works. Catherine surrendered her life to God and spent most of her time hours in prayer in her room and devoted herself to the Dominican spirituality. She died on the 29 April 1380 and was canonised by Pope Pius II in 1461. St Catherine was given the title “Doctor of the Church” in 1970 and is the patron of fire prevention.