Saint Catherine of Siena Audio CD
Title: Saint Catherine of Siena
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Audio CD Disc
Saint Catherine of Siena
“O Eternal God, accept the sacrifice of my life for the mystical body of Thy holy Church.”
Catherine of Siena, what an impressive woman and Saint! As I start on our sister’s story, like with the other powerful women in the Church, I can feel tears coming to my eyes, tears of joy. Thank You, Lord for the privilege of passing on what we have learned through our travels to the Shrines, as well as through the historians before us, who have felt this lady and her life so essential a part of the Story of our Church. As we write on the lives of these women we experience the same feelings we have had when we have walked on the cobblestone roads they walked, and touched the walls of the rooms they touched. If these walls and stones could talk, they would sing of the Glory and Love of Jesus and His Mother, as They spoke to and guided these Saints in their journey of faith to the Kingdom.
I’m so excited! Please stop a moment and pray with me that the words that flow on these pages be those of our Lord, the message He has for you today.
In 1347, Catherine was born into a large, wealthy family, 23rd child of a family of 25 children. Catherine’s parents built their huge home, which you can visit till today, in the heart of the city on Via dei Tintori (Street of the Dyers). Their home included their Dye Works on the lower level and rooms above, where most of their surviving twelve children (thirteen having died at infancy), with their spouses, the family servant and dye workers lived and ate. It was, all in all, a very impressive home, with its courtyard and beautiful gardens, but not a very peaceful one. The hustle and bustle of the business, right there in the house, drowned out whatever quiet family life they might have enjoyed. The choking, putrid fumes from the dyes below, permeated all the rooms of the house, clinging to everything; the stench on their clothes following them, lingering long after they had ventured out into the streets.
The life of Saint Catherine of Siena Audio CD
Mystic - Stigmatist - Incorrupt. We share with you about Siena, and Saint Dominic's Church where she went into ecstasy. Walk through her home where she was mystically married to Jesus; see the cross where she received the Stigmata.
We tell you about Avignon, France where she convinced the Pope to return to Rome. Saint Catherine was an illiterate who was taught to read by Jesus. She dictated her Dialogs, for which she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church, one of only four women so honored. She is a bold Saint, one to know and follow. Pray for her intercession.