Catherine of Siena, Saint
Saint Catherine of Siena:
A year before the Black Death arrived in the powerful Republic of Siena, taking the lives of 70-200 million people throughout 14th Century Europe and Africa; and as the Catholic Church teetered on the verge of the Great Western Schism, known in history as the Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy, Saint Catherine of Siena appeared as a shining light in the darkness.
This young Italian woman defied the norms of her time, refusing to marry or become a nun but remaining a single woman in the world, a member of the lay Dominicans, thus free to be taught by Christ and infused by His Wisdom so as to become a master to others, a leader, a teacher, and a sister of hope, peace and advocacy for the Bride of Christ and the Pope; an emissary of peace and justice for the poor; a guide for leaders in Church and Secular States; a voice for the forgotten and the helpless.
As a Doctor of the Catholic Church, Saint Catherine’s life and message is Universal, breaking down the boundaries of time and making her relevant for all peoples of today. She was a woman of prayer, a mystic who bore the stigmata, an advocate for the common good, a striking teacher of the role of the Papacy and the Pope; she persuaded the Avignon Papal Court to return to Rome and wrote letters to people of all ranks and dispositions to challenge and lead them to the Truth.
In this new film by Mary’s Dowry Productions, the life, mission and message of Saint Catherine of Siena is presented, along with many of her quotes, a history of the papacy and the Vatican, and much more.
Length and Format:
The film runs for 58 minutes and is available worldwide on Region Free DVD Format.
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