This is our stunning Saint Catherine of Siena Plaque. St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was a Third Order Dominican and spiritual writer. She labored tirelessly to convince Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome from Avignon, France. She strove to bring about peace between the warring Italian city-states. She is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with Saint Francis of Assisi. She is also one of the six patron saints of Europe, along with Benedict of Nursia, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Bridge of Sweden and Edith Stein. This bronze plaque is an especially fitting gift for first communion, confirmation, birthdays, and St. Catherine’s feast day on April 29th.
A Bronze Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p113k – 2.3 x 1.8 inches), medium (p158m – 3.75 x 3 inches) or large (p56g – 7.75 x 6.3 inches)- this plaque will hang with ease on any wall in home or office. A master bronzesmith conceived and cast this solid bronze plaque in Germany. This is a most fitting gift for that special “Catherine” (or Cathy, Kathryn, Kate, Kat, Kitty, and so on) in your life!
Saint Catherine of Siena – Doctor of the Church
Saint Catherine (in German, Katharina– from the Greek καθαρός katharos meaning “pure”) is depicted in this plaque writing her master work, The Dialogue of Divine Providence. Saint Catherine remains widely respected for her spiritual writings and her political boldness to “speak truth to power” – especially since it was exceptional for a woman in her time to have exerted such influence in politics and on world history. St. Catherine of Siena is one of only four woman Doctors of the Church along with St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of Lisieux, and, most recently, St. Hildegard of Bingen. There are in all now only 34 Doctors of the Church.