The Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa by Catherine of GenoaThe reading of it will correct the misconceptions of many who honestly fancy that the Catholic Church encourages a mechanical piety, fixes the attention of the soul almost, if not altogether, on outward observances, and inculcates nothing beyond a complete submission to her authority and discipline.
The life of our Saint is an example of the reverse of that picture. It makes clear the truth that the immediate guide of the Christian soul is the Holy Spirit, and that her uncommon fidelity to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit, made this holy woman worthy of being numbered by the Church among that class of her most cherished children, who have attained the highest degree of Divine love which it is possible for human beings to reach upon earth
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St. Catherine of Genoa
Saint Catherine of Genoa Caterina Fieschi Adorno , — 15 September was an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor  and remembered because of various writings describing both these actions and her mystical experiences. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family,  and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in and She died in that city in Her fame outside her native city is connected with the publication in of the book known in English as the Life and Doctrine of Saint Catherine of Genoa. Catherine was born in Genoa in , the last of five children. The family was connected to two previous popes, and Jacopo became Viceroy of Naples. Details are scant, but it seems at least clear that Catherine spent the first five years of her marriage in silent, melancholy submission to her husband; and that she then, for another five years, turned a little to the world for consolation in her troubles.
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