Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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St. Catherine of Genoa

St. Catherine (1447–1510) was born into an aristocratic family in Genoa, Italy. She was a quiet, obedient, physically beautiful, and holy child who devoted herself to prayer and penance. At the age of 13 she made an attempt to enter a convent, but was rejected. At the age of 16 she consented to a marriage arranged by her family for political and financial gain. Her husband was faithless...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 349
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