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Catherine Of Siena

Catherine Of Siena Biography

Religious Leader


ABOUT
Tertiary of the Dominican Order who is one of the two patron saints of Italy.
BEFORE FAME
She cut off her long hair in protest to her mother's insistence that she improve her appearance to attract a husband.

FAMILY LIFE
Her father was a cloth dyer and she had several brothers.
ASSOCIATED WITH
In 1999 Pope John Paul II named her as one of the six patron saints of Europe.
TRIVIA
She worked during her life to increase the influence of the papacy in Rome.

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