St Catherine of Siena Fun Facts

 

-She had 24 siblings.

-She devoted her life to serving the poor.

-She took a vow of virginity at the age of seven.

-She experienced stigmata, which means that the same wounds that Christ received during crucifixion appeared on her body. She received five mystical wounds in her hands, feet, and heart, but prayed that they would made invisible, so no one ever saw them.

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-When she was 21 she had what she described in a letter as a, “mystical marriage” to Jesus, who appeared to her in a vision and gave her a wedding ring made of his foreskin.

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-Her disembodied mummified head is in a case on display in the Basilica San Domenico in Siena alongside her dismembered thumb.

 

 

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