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February 4 or 13

Saint of the day:

Saint Catherine de Ricci


Patron Saint of the sick

The Story of St. Catherine de Ricci

St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name was Alexandrina, but she took the name of Catherine upon entering religion. From her earliest infancy she manifested a great love of prayer, and in her sixth year, her father placed her in the convent of Monticelli in Florence, where her aunt, Louisa de Ricci, was a nun. After a brief return home, she entered the convent of the Dominican nuns at Prat in Tuscany, in her fourteenth year. While very young, she was chosen Mistress of Novices, then subprioress, and at twenty-five years of age she became perpetual prioress. The reputation of her sanctity drew to her side many illustrious personages, among whom three later sat in the chair of Peter, namely Cerveni, Alexander de Medicis, and Aldo Brandini, and afterward Marcellus II, Clement VIII, and Leo XI respectively. She corresponded with St. Philip Neri and, while still living, she appeared to him in Rome in a miraculous manner. She is famous for the "Ecstacy of the Passion" which she experienced every Thursday from noon until Friday at 4:00 p.m. for twelve years. After a long illness she passed away in 1589. Her feast day is February 13.

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=587

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Ricci

https://catholicsaints.info/saint-catherine-del-ricci/

https://www.summitdominicans.org/blog/2013/02/st-catherine-di-ricci

 

 

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Basilica of Saints Vincent and Caterina de 'Ricci

The Basilica of Saints Vincent and Catherine de 'Ricci is located in Prato , in Piazza San Domenico at the corner of Via San Vincenzo, in front of the church of San Domenico. (Tuscany, Italy)