St. Catherine & Me!

For a Benedictine, I do seem to write an awful lot about Dominicans and particularly about St. Catherine of Siena.

Kind of odd, don’t you think?

My latest on the Unforgettable Catherine can be found on the First Things Home Page today, a review of Edmund G. Gardner’s The Road to Siena; The Essential Biography of St. Catherine, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Please check it out and I’ll be back with a round up of Catholic/Anglican reactions and more, later!

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  • Gayle Miller

    I hope you realize just how much more observant and informed a Catholic has been made of me, thanks to your writings! Thank you for that.

  • Maggie45

    Ditto what Gayle said. I’ve mentioned it before, and I’ll do it again… This site is one of the reasons I came home to the Faith in July 2008, 41 years after leaving it. Thank you again.

  • Joe Odegaard

    I used to live near Siena, in the mid 1970s. At the time you could see St. Catherine’s head, in a reliquary, in a church there. Maybe you still can.

    [You can still see it, here is a pic -admin]

  • dry valleys

    O/T. Whose Country? Part1, Part 2

    [Rog - could you BE any more o/t? -admin]

  • saveliberty

    I enjoyed your article and learned a lot. Thank you!

  • Ruth Ann

    I love Catherine so much I named my daughter after her. I recommend The Dialogue which she either wrote herself or dictated. For those who don’t want to tackle that, try Little Talks with God, a modernized and edited version.

  • dry valleys

    Sorry, my name isn’t anything to do with my email handle- I started calling myself “The Rodge” 6 years ago & have actually forgotten why. My real name can be found in the New Testament actually :)

    [Also, as well as my name, no one knows who I vote for]

    I will say this though, I do read the links, even if I don’t have anything of any relevance to say.

    [Well, until you tell me your name, I'll just call you Rodge, how's that? I read your links most of the time, too. I was just amazed at how VERY OT you went! :-) -admin]

  • dry valleys

    I thought they were worth passing on, but there was no relevant thread to include them in.

  • Irenaeus of New York


    They need to take her head out of that reliquary… or at least put it inside an altar. There are no doubt incorrupt saints…. but she is not one of them.