Saint Catherine of Sienna, Caterina Benincasa
Date of Birth:
March 25, 1347
Date of Death:
April 29, 1380
As a learned scholar and theologian, she worked to bring order and peace to the city states of Italy during her lifetime.
Because of her extensive knowledge and zeal for Catholicism, she was named Doctor of the Church in 1970.
Saint Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D, (25 March 1347 in Siena – 29 April 1380 in Rome) was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France, and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. She was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1970. She is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi.