Catholic Saints

Saint Catherine of Genoa

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  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Catherine of Genoa
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  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Catherine of Genoa
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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Mystic

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Catherine of Genoa: September 15
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Mystic
  • Date of Death: Saint Catherine of Genoa died September 14, 1510

The Story and History of Saint Catherine of Genoa
The story and history of Saint Catherine of Genoa. Noble in birth, rich, and exceedingly beautiful, Catherine had as a child rejected the solicitations of the world, and begged her divine Master for some share in His sufferings.

At sixteen years of age she found herself promised in marriage to a young nobleman of dissolute habits, who treated her with such harshness that, after five years, wearied out by his cruelty, she somewhat relaxed the strictness of her life and entered into the worldly society of Genoa. At length, enlightened by divine grace as to the danger of her state, she resolutely broke with the world and gave herself up to a life of rigorous penance and prayer. The charity with which she devoted herself to the service of the hospitals, undertaking the vilest of offices with joy, induced her husband to amend his evil ways and he died penitent. Her heroic fortitude was sustained by the constant thought of the Holy Souls, whose sufferings were revealed to her, and whose state she has described in a treatise full of heavenly wisdom. A long and grievous malady during the last years of her life only served to perfect her union with God, till, worn out in body and purified in soul, she breathed her last on September 14, 1510.

Feast Day of Saint Catherine of Genoa
The Feast Day of Saint Catherine of Genoa is September 15. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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