Catherine of Siena

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Catherine of Si·en·a

 (sē-ĕn′ə, syĕ′nä), Saint 1347-1380.
Italian religious leader who mediated a peace between the Florentines and Pope Urban VI in 1378.

Catherine of Siena

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(Biography) Saint. 1347–80, Italian mystic and ascetic; patron saint of the Dominican order. Feast day: April 29
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One of 24 children in a lively Italian family, Caterina Benincasa tangled with a feisty mother to become a lay Dominican and work with the poor in Siena, Italy.