Feast day: April 29
When did St. Catherine of Siena live: in the fourteenth century
Biography of St. Catherine of Siena:
According to the legend, St. Catherine was the twenty-fifth child of a wool dyer in northern Italy who had mystical visions since she was 6 years old. Apparently, she saw guardian angels. At the age of 16, she joined the Dominican order. Although she did not enjoy proper education, she was very intelligent, had a good relationship with the Pope and wrote brilliant letters. It is said that St. Catherine of Siena had stigmata that became visible only after death at the age of 33.
Patronage: St. Catherine of Siena is patron saint or fire prevention
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Catherine of Siena - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Catherine of Siena is shown as a nun with stigmata, book and lilies.