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Saint of the Day: February 13th - St Catherine de Ricci

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints February 13/February 2 Saint Catherine of Ricci Virgin (1522-1590) Saint Catherine of Ricci Alexandrina of Ricci was the daughter of a noble Florentine. At the age of thirte…More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints February 13/February 2 Saint Catherine of Ricci
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(1522-1590)

Saint Catherine of Ricci
Alexandrina of Ricci was the daughter of a noble Florentine. At the age of thirteen she entered the Third Order of Saint Dominic in the monastery of Prato, taking in religion the name of Catherine, in honor of her patron and predecessor of Siena. Her special attraction was to the Passion of Christ, in which she was permitted miraculously to participate. During the Lent of 1541, being then twenty-one years of age, she had a vision of the crucifixion so heartrending that she was prostrated and confined to bed for three weeks, and was only restored on Holy Saturday, by an apparition of Saint Mary Magdalene and the risen Jesus.
During twelve years Saint Catherine passed every Friday in ecstasy. She received the sacred stigmata, the wound in the left side, and the crown of thorns. All these favors gave her continual and intense suffering, and inspired her with a loving …More
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