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25-September-2013
25-September-2013

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Commemorates St. Catherine of Siena was the 25th child of a wool dyer in northern Italy.

She started having mystical experiences when she was only 6, seeing guardian angels as clearly as the people they protected. She became a Dominican tertiary when she was 16, and continued to have visions of Christ, Mary, and the saints.

St. Catherine was one of the most brilliant theological minds of her day, although she never had any formal education. . Her spiritual director was Blessed Raymond of Capua. St, Catherine's letters, and a treatise called "a dialogue" are considered among the most brilliant writings in the history of the Catholic Church.

She died when she was only 33, and her body was found incorrupt in 1430.

Location

Address:Gisborne Street & Cathedral Place, St. Patricks Cathedral, East Melbourne, 3002
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.810452
Long: 144.975947
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion

Dedication

Front Inscription

St. Catherine of Siena

1347 - 1380

Source: MA
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