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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
(Biography) Saint. 1347–80, Italian mystic and ascetic; patron saint of the Dominican order. Feast day: April 29
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I FIRST MET CATERINA BENINCASA
, BETTER known as St.
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.
A fourteenth-century female mystic and ascetic born in 1347, Caterina Benincasa
was the daughter of a dyer whose family lived in the section of Siena known as Fontebranda.