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April 29th Feast of St. Catherine of Siena

posted 21 Apr 2014, 17:04 by Patricia Stafford   [ updated 21 Apr 2014, 17:05 ]
Virgin; Doctor of Church
BornMarch 25, 1347
SienaRepublic of Siena
DiedApril 29, 1380 (aged 33)
RomePapal States
Honored inRoman Catholic ChurchAnglican CommunionLutheranism
Canonized1461, by Pope Pius II
FeastApril 29; April 30 (Roman Calendar, 1628–1960)
AttributesDominican tertiaries' habit, lily, book, crucifix, heart, crown of thorns, stigmata, ring, dove, rose, skull, miniature church, miniature ship bearing Papal coat of arms
Patronageagainst fire, bodily ills, diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, Europe, illness, Italy, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, sexual temptation, sick people, sickness, nurses