Overview

Catherine of Siena

(1347—1380)

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-20 of 25 entries

  • Type: Overview Page x
clear all

View:

Agnes of Montepulciano

Agnes of Montepulciano  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(1268–1317),Dominican nun. Born at Gracchiano-Vecchio of a wealthy family, she joined the Sisters of the Sack (so called because of their rough clothes) at Montepulciano (Tuscany) in her youth. When ...
Andrea Vanni

Andrea Vanni  

(c.1330–1413),Italian painter, a native of Siena, where he held several civic offices. Apart from a period in Naples and Sicily (1384–91), he remained in Siena throughout his life. His ...
blood of Christ

blood of Christ  

The blood struck from Christ’s side by a lance (John 19:34) was central to patristic and medieval theologies of redemption. Conflated with the blood referred to by Christ in instituting ...
Catherine of Sweden

Catherine of Sweden  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
Abbess (1331–81).The fourth of eight children of Ulf of Godmarsson and Bridget of Sweden, Catherine married Eggard Lydersson, an invalid whom she nursed devotedly: some claim that the marriage was ...
Dominicans

Dominicans  

[Ge]A religious order of friars, known as Black Friars, introduced in the early 13th century ad and concerned to maintain the faith and convert the infidel.
Exchange of Hearts

Exchange of Hearts  

The renewal of heart promised by God to those who love him (Ps 50, 12; Ezek 11, 19; 18, 31; 36, 26) became, in the language of numerous female mystics ...
Federico Borromeo

Federico Borromeo  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1564–1631).Cousin of St Carlo Borromeo, and a famous ecclesiastical historian and philosopher. Born in Milan, he studied theology at Pavia, and in 1586 moved to Rome to begin a ...
Girolamo Gigli

Girolamo Gigli  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
(1660–1722).Dramatist and scholar, who had to give up his chair of languages in Siena and move to Rome because of the scandal caused by his comedy Don Pilone, ovvero ...
Gregory XI

Gregory XI  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(1329–78), Pope from 1370. Elected Pope at Avignon, he was persuaded to return to Italy by St Catherine of Siena. He entered Rome in 1377 but could not end the disturbances. He condemned the teaching ...
John Dominici

John Dominici  

(c.1355/1356–1419)Son of a merchant and a Noble Venetian lady, born at Florence, Giovanni Dominici or Banchini entered the Dominican convent of Santa Maria Novella as a novice in 1373. ...
Josephine Elizabeth Butler

Josephine Elizabeth Butler  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(1828–1906), social reformer. Her main interest was in the reclamation of prostitutes and the suppression of the ‘white slave’ trade. Her activity was based on a life of almost continuous prayer, in ...
Katharine Drexel

Katharine Drexel  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
Foundress (1858–1955).This long-lived American lady is an often-forgotten pioneer, who devoted her life and considerable fortune to helping American Indians and African Americans. She was not ...
legal status of women

legal status of women  

*Azo (12th century) stated that ‘the legal condition of women is less than men’. Azo specified that women could not exercise governmental or judicial power; could not possess guardian’s rights ...
Letter-Writing and Epistolari

Letter-Writing and Epistolari  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Literature
1. Before 18002. 1800 onwards1. Before 18002. 1800 onwardsIn the Middle Ages, Italian letter-writing as a literary activity—whether in Latin or the vernacular, prose or verse—was deeply ...
Louis Chardon

Louis Chardon  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(1595–1651), French Dominican spiritual writer. In La Croix de Jésus (1649) he argued that just as the grace given to Christ impelled Him to choose suffering and crucifixion, and even a sense of ...
Paredes, Mariana, of Quito

Paredes, Mariana, of Quito  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(1614–45).Born Mariana Paredes y Flores of a noble Spanish family, she showed precocious piety and at the age of twelve wanted to go to Japan to convert its inhabitants to Christianity. She had been ...
Paul VI

Paul VI  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
1897–1978)Pope (1963–78) who undertook the process of modernization of the Catholic Church initiated by the Second Vatican Council (1962–65).The son of a middle-class lawyer and editor from the ...
Pius II

Pius II  

(1405–64)Pope (1458–64). Born of an impoverished noble family, Pius II led a dissolute life as a poet but reformed, took holy orders in 1446, and became an outstanding humanist. He became secretary ...
Raymond of Capua

Raymond of Capua  

(c.1330–1399)The fame of Raimundo delle Vigne is linked to that of St Catherine of Siena, whose confessor he was: he had been designated by Elias of Toulouse, in 1374 ...
Siena

Siena  

A city in west central Italy, in Tuscany, which in the 13th and 14th centuries was the centre of a flourishing school of art. Its central square is the venue for the noted Palio horse race.

View: