As readers of this blog should know, St. Catherine of Siena has become my personal patron saint and is the patron saint of this blog. I try to promote this wonderful woman wherever I can. April 29th is her feast day, and I’ll hope to post something of her wisdom for that day.
EWTN, the Catholic TV station, will be airing a special on her Sunday night, with a couple of rebroadcasts throughout the week. I have not seen it nor could I find a trailer, but it’s only an hour and if you have the interest to learn something about this brilliant woman I urge you to see it. Scheduled broadcasts are the following:
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
Sunday, 04/24 10:00 PM
Thursday, 04/28 05:00 AM
Friday, 04/29 10:00 AM
Saturday, 04/30 01:00 AM
Reenactments and dramatized recitations of St. Catherine of Siena’s most influential works and writings. An EWTN original docu-drama, filmed on location in Italy
That’s Sunday night. If you live outside the United States, then it may be on at a different day and time.
Some of St. Catherine’s honors include, Doctor of the Church, Co-Patron Saint of Rome and Italy and Europe. One of the earliest female writer to be published, convinced Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome after the Papacy had moved to Avignon for 68 years, received the stigmata, and was a Dominican Tertiary. She wrote a mystical work on theology called The Dialogue, nearly 400 letters, and a collection of prayers. She really is one of the giants of Catholicism.