St. Catherine of Siena: Universe Disturber; World Imaginer 

Remember what I said yesterday about Odyssey Florence campus? I meant Odyssey Siena campus. This place is nuts.

In the book I read earlier this summer about St. Catherine of Siena, time and time again I learned that in her lifetime, Catherine longed for home and loved Siena dearly.

Today I could see why.

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Book Prep: St. Catherine Setting the World on Fire

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As I began mapping the women that I wanted to study and the places they would lead me, I wanted to not only know the ‘noble’ women in history and their accomplishments, but I wanted to be honest and sure in knowing their complications. If we don’t know their complications, we don’t know their humanity, and we completely miss the point.

St. Catherine, y’all.

She’s one of two patron saints of Italy, along with St. Francis of Assisi; one of six patron saints of Europe; and one of only four female Doctors of the Church. Most of what we know about her comes to us through the writings of Raymond of Capua, a close friend and spiritual director of St. Catherine who published her biography after her death.

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