April 29 - Saint Catherine of Siena

Quick Facts
  • Youngest child in a large family.
  • At the age of 6 she had a vision in which Jesus appeared and blessed her.
  • Her parents wanted her to marry, but she became a Dominican tertiary.
  • Mystic.
  • Stigmatist.
  • Received a vision in which she was in a mystical marriage with Christ, and the Infant Christ presented her with a wedding ring.
  • Counselor to Pope Gregory XI and Pope Urban VI.
  • Proclaimed Doctor of the Church on 4 October 1970.