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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Feast of St. Catherine of Genoa "Apostle of Purgatory"

This Saint Catherine is one I am very fond of; how excellent she is called the Apostle of Purgatory! St. Catherine of Genoa, Pray for us!

St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Catherine married at age sixteen. Careless, cruel, and unfaithful, her husband brought them to bankruptcy. She converted him through her prayer and fidelity, and the two lived together chastely the rest of their lives, working with the sick and poor.

"If it were given to a man to see virtue's reward in the next world, he would occupy his intellect, memory and will in nothing but good works, careless of danger or fatigue."
– St. Catherine of Genoa

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