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Saint Catherine of Siena, Third Order of Saint Dominic, (March 25, 1347 in Siena – April 29, 1380 in Rome), was a tertiary of the Dominican Order and a scholastic philosopher and theologian. She also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France and to establish peace among the Italian city-states.
On June 18, 1866, she was named as one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi. On October 3, 1970, she was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI, and, on October 1, 1999, Pope John Paul II named her as a one of the six patron saints of Europe.
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Messenger, Irish, "Life of St. Catherine of Siena" (1922). Historical Catholic and Dominican Documents. 2.