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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: Nun, Philosopher, Ambassador
  • Lived: March 25, 1347–April 29, 1380 (Renaissance)
  • Nationality: Roman (Italian)
  • Known for: Influencer of Catholic Church especially on the papacy
  • Fun Fact: Her parents disagreed with her desire to devote herself to God.
  • Fun Fact: She was a Stigmatic.
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Catherine was born in Siena in modern day Italy in 1347. She decided at a young age to devote her life to God even though her parents disapproved. Shortly after making her vows, she became a Stigmatic and experienced mystical marriage. During the time when Florence was at war against the Pope, Catherine acted as an ambassador of Florence and played a role in convincing Pope Gregory XI to leave Avignon for Rome. She was the first woman to be declared "doctor of the Church" and was canonized less than a century after her death. She is the patron saint of Rome, Italy and Europe.

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