Saint Catherine of Siena and Her Times

Saint Catherine of Siena and Her Times

From letters Catherine sent to popes and politicians, cardinals and kings, as well as from the written accounts of many friends of Catherine, author Margaret Roberts has crafted the moving tale of this holy 14th century woman who rivaled in ...

Author: Margaret Roberts

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9781622824540

Category: Religion

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A long time ago in a land not so far away, an imperial Pope repeatedly battled rebel forces. Those wars killed thousands, split Christendom, and spawned anti-Popes who joined the rebel alliance, brazenly challenging the authority of God’s Vicar on earth. Into this corrupt, brutal, turbulent world was born Catherine, the daughter of a modest Siennese cloth dyer. Now famed as the great St Catherine of Siena who changed the course of the Church and of European history, this child was early noted for her simple goodness, her great intelligence, and her remarkable courage – even in the face of the dangers and atrocities that characterized those dark times. St. Catherine of Siena and Her Times tells the moving tale of Catherine, whose call to live a cloistered life of prayer and penance was trumped not only by the social needs of her day (poverty, plague) but by the explicit orders of the Pope, who, hearing of her remarkable powers of reconciliation of enemies, called her out of obscurity to mediate between the warring parties, sometimes even at the risk to her life. Never partisan, Catherine used her access to the Pope to nag – that’s not too strong a word – the Pope to expunge from the Church the vices and luxuries that in those days had corrupted it at all levels. Too, she demanded that he return from the security of exile in France to his proper place in Rome, where the blood of martyrs had consecrated the soil. From letters Catherine sent to popes and politicians, cardinals and kings, as well as from the written accounts of many friends of Catherine, author Margaret Roberts has crafted the moving tale of this holy 14th century woman who rivaled in stature and influence the storied prophets of the Old Testament – and whose life serves as a noble example for Christians in our own turbulent times. In these fascinating pages, you’ll encounter Catherine, The modest young girl torn from her beloved cloistered life, and forced to sustain her life of continual prayer in the courts of dangerous kings and murderous queens, whose fearsome will she was required by the pope to challengeThe passionate, plain-spoken saint who, while sternly rebuking the high and the mighty, remained gravely conscious of her own failings and the need for love to triumph over allThe brave soul who repulsed with quiet words the bloodthirsty mob that rushed in to kill herThe simple Christian, who was repeatedly interrogated by experts, who hoped to convict her of heresy and burn her at the stakeThe woman whose faith remained steady in a world – and a Church – shaken and rocked by corruption, scandal, apostasy, and bloodshed. For Christians, our times are rough, and are likely to get rougher as aggressive secularism comes to dominate ever more aspects of our society. Rather than letting discouragement overtake you or confusion about how to act amidst conflicting demands in ugly times, turn for inspiration to this moving biography of St. Catherine of Siena, one of the greatest political figures of the 14th century and one of the greatest saints of all times.
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Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena

Author: Catherine Mary Antony

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ISBN: OSU:32435001167808

Category: Christian woman saints

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The Dialogue

The Dialogue

Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), mystic and Doctor of the Church, wrote The Dialogue, her crowning spiritual work, for "the instruction and encouragement of all those whose spiritual welfare was her concern."

Author: Saint Catherine (of Siena)

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809122332

Category: Religion

Page: 398

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Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), mystic and Doctor of the Church, wrote The Dialogue, her crowning spiritual work, for "the instruction and encouragement of all those whose spiritual welfare was her concern."
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Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena is one of the greatest saints in Church history.

Author: Alice Curtayne

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 9781505103427

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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Saint Catherine of Siena is one of the greatest saints in Church history. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970, she is the modern-day role model for saintly, out-spoken femininity. This refreshed biography places St. Catherine firmly in her time, showing how she greatly impacted the Church and society of her day. Her influence was felt by all those who came into contact with her— including the Pope—whom she famously persuaded to return to Rome during the “Great Western Schism.” This biography offers both a detailed account of St. Catherine’s remarkable life and a history of the tumultuous times in which she lived. In this inspiring, comprehensive historical biography you will: Discover how St. Catherine guided the Church—and nations!—during a time of political and ecclesial tumult Understand the external difficulties she had to overcome that ultimately revealed her greatness, including learning to read and write as an adult Experience her deep interior struggles made more vivid in the light of her difficulties Uncover St. Catherine’s fiery disposition that she put to use for the greater glory of God. St Catherine of Siena was consumed with “holy fire” for the love of souls and the welfare of Christ’s Church, and she continues to be an example for all of us. This popular TAN biography is a faithful reproduction of the original content, refreshed with new typesetting and a beautiful new cover. Rediscover this incredible saint today!
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Saint Catherine of Siena and Her Times

Saint Catherine of Siena and Her Times

St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine of Siena and Her Times . By the Author of "
Mademoiselle Morl . " New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons . Five hundred and fifty -
eight years ago , in the city of Siena , was born In the house of a humble
workman a ...

Author: " author of "Mademoiselle Mori

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ISBN: PSU:000028212645

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Setting the World on Fire

Setting the World on Fire

In Setting the World on Fire, Emling gives an intimate portrayal of this fascinating and revolutionary woman.

Author: Shelley Emling

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466879195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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One of only two patron saints of Italy, the other being St. Francis of Assisi, St. Catherine was ahead of her time. As a political powerhouse in late 14th century Europe, a time of war, social unrest and one of the worst natural disasters of all time--the plague, she worked for peace between Christians while campaigning for a holy crusade against Muslims. She was illiterate but grew into a great writer by dictating to assistants. She was frail and punished herself mercilessly, often starving herself, while offering moral guidance and inspiration to kings, queens and popes. It's easy to see why feminists through the years have sought to claim the patronage of St. Catherine. From her refusal to marry to her assertion that her physical appearance was of no importance, the famous Saint is ripe for modern interpretation. She was a peacemaker during Siena's revolution of 1368, sometimes addressing thousands of people in squares and streets; she convinced Pope Gregory XI to return the papacy to Rome at a time when the Catholic Church was unraveling. How did this girl, the second-youngest of 25 children of a middle-class dyer, grow to become one of the most beloved spiritual figures of all time, a theological giant to rank alongside the likes of Thomas Aquinas? In Setting the World on Fire, Emling gives an intimate portrayal of this fascinating and revolutionary woman.
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Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena

Undset's "Catherine of Siena" is critically acclaimed as one of the best biographies of this famous 14th-century saint.

Author: Sigrid Undset

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586174088

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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Undset's "Catherine of Siena" is critically acclaimed as one of the best biographies of this famous 14th-century saint. Known for her historical fiction, which won her the Nobel Prize for literature in 1928, Undset was lauded for her meticulous research of medieval figures.
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Catholic World

Catholic World

By going down the hill on which the Duomo stands , a valley is reached which
lies between the old part of Siena and a hill ... no interest merely in a canonized
saint regard Catherine of Siena as the most noteworthy woman of her time , and
her ...

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New Catholic World

New Catholic World

By going down the hill on which the Duomo stands , a valley is reached which
lies between the old part of Siena and a hill ... no interest merely in a canonized
saint regard Catherine of Siena as the most noteworthy woman of her time , and
her ...

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The Dublin Review

The Dublin Review

BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY a SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA : Her Life and Times .
By C. M. Antony . Demy 8vo . , about three hundred well - printed pages , with
many illustrations ; handsomely bound , 68. net . ( Postage , 5d . ) This is an
attempt ...

Author: Nicholas Patrick Wiseman

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ISBN: CHI:79247153

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Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena

Henceforth Catherine spent her time among her relatives and took her share of
the work of the house . " Now when that gentle maiden , ” says Caffarini , “ saw
that it was the will of her Bridegroom that she should live among her fellows , she
 ...

Author: Johannes Jørgensen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725231399

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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The History of St Catherine of Siena and Her Companions

The History of St  Catherine of Siena and Her Companions

76 CATHERINE ' S COMMUNIONS scale . ... It was at Rocca that the same
witness beheld her " times innumerable , ” raised from the ground in ecstasy as
she prayed , and remaining thus suspended in the air more than a cubit above
the ...

Author: Augusta Theodosia Drane

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020102898

Category: Christian women saints

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The Athen um

The Athen  um

Hate their own likeness in a brother's face LONDON , SATURDAY , MARCH 26 ,
1859 . of female characters , if they would give them ... brilliant and trou -- he
does it all with wonderful cleverness , of the Dominicans to aggrandize the
influence blous times of the Middle Ages . ... First , there is the St. Catherine of
decade , St. Catherine of Siena , is the least sent , and do not dwell " in worlds not
realized ” ...

Author: James Silk Buckingham

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ISBN: MINN:31951001922959N

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The Life of St Catherine of Siena

The Life of St  Catherine of Siena

Then, growing angry with herself, she turned to me and went on, “Father, is this
vile miserable creature who has received so many graces from her Creator
without any labour or merit on her own part supposed to spend her time
beautifying her ...

Author: Bl. Raymond of Capua

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 9780895559401

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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This is the classic life of St Catherine by her spiritual director. He tells of her only what he experienced firsthand, or of what he learned firsthand from her mother, her sisters, her family members and friends. An incredible life, told simply and straightforwardly, without embellishment and without dodging her many miracles, and miraculous conversions. This book puts you squarely in the presence of one of Holy Mother Church's greatest saints.
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The Letters of Saint Catherine of Siena

The Letters of Saint Catherine of Siena

This edition of The Letters of St. Catherine, originally published in 1905 (but now in more modern English in this newly revised and edited version), includes an Introduction on the Life and Times of the Saint, a description of Saint ...

Author: Catherine of Siena

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 154115584X

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Page: 256

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Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) is widely considered one of the greatest saints of all time. She is best known for her mystical "Dialogue" with God the Father, for which she was declared a Doctor of the Church, but her letters are also unmatched in their spiritual power and profundity. Many people do not know that St Catherine was also a stigmatist, bearing the wounds and suffering the passion of Christ for the salvation of souls. She prayed to God to make the wounds invisible so as not to draw attention to herself. Only her confessor, Blessed Raymond of Capua, knew of her sharing in the sufferings of Our Lord until the day the saint died, when the wounds became visible for all to see. This edition of The Letters of St. Catherine, originally published in 1905 (but now in more modern English in this newly revised and edited version), includes an Introduction on the Life and Times of the Saint, a description of Saint Catherine as Seen in her Letters, the Chief Events in the Life of Saint Catherine, and a Brief Outline of Contemporary Public Events.
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Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena

"In an age when most women were shuttered in kitchens or convents, Catherine--the unschooled daughter of a Sienese dyer--engaged in political, social, and spiritual activism.

Author: Don Brophy

Publisher: Bluebridge

ISBN: 193334637X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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"In an age when most women were shuttered in kitchens or convents, Catherine--the unschooled daughter of a Sienese dyer--engaged in political, social, and spiritual activism. Enflamed by her convictions and mystical devotion, she strove to restore harmony to the world and to lift up the people. She contended with popes, monarchs, and ordinary citizens, cajoling, begging, and--when nothing else worked--commanding people to do her will. She campaigned for peace among the warring factions of her native Tuscany, struggled to reform the church, and helped persuade Pope Gregory XI to leave Avignon and return to Rome. For all this she was both praised and reviled, revered as a holy woman by her friends and disciples, and nearly assassinated by some of her enemies. Exhausted by work and austerities, she died when she was only thirty-three years old--all-consumed by her inner fire"--Cover, p. 2.
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Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica

Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica

St. Catherine of Siena , born in enabled him to construct a pedigree of the saint ,
which 1347 , whose festal day is ... To time of the plague which ravaged Genoa in
1497 and her and to one of her brothers , and to two of her 1501 , died in that ...

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ISBN: CHI:28491467

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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The Month

The Month

St . Catherine of Siena is one of those saints who appeal to every class of reader
. She is a beautiful soul , full of interest in herself , and she lived in stirring times ,
when events of the greatest consequence to the Church were happening .

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ISBN: PRNC:32101077277919

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Walks in Rome

Walks in Rome

St. Catherine was one of twenty - five children born in wedlock to Jacopo and
Lupa Benincasa , citizens of Siena . ... these troubled times , Catherine grew
almost unnoticed , but it was not long before she manifested her peculiar
disposition .

Author: Augustus John Cuthbert Hare

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ISBN: HARVARD:FL4SWM

Category: Rome (Italy)

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The Mystic Bride

The Mystic Bride

Catherine of Siena : a Biography , ” by Mrs Josephine Butler ( 1878 ) ; “ The
History of St Catherine of Siena and her Companions , ” by Mrs Augusta
Theodosia Drane ( 1880 ) ; “ Saint Catherine of Siena and her Times , ” by the
author of ...

Author: Jerusha Davidson Hunting Richardson

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001754628W

Category: Christian saints

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