Catherine and the Beguines April 30, 2015

Catherine of Siena (1347-81) Catherine of Siena found her religious calling early in her life, and made a nuisance of herself at home by falling into trances, praying incessantly, and going on a hunger strike to protest against marrying her widowed brother-in-law. At the beginning her parents took away her bed chamber and forced herView Full Page…

April 22, 2013

Catherine of Siena in revelation, from The Orcharde of Syon (1519)