Saint Catherine of Bologna

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Raised among nobility, Catherine became an accomplished artist, musician and writer. She discerned a religious vocation and entered the Poor Clares. First assigned to bake, do laundry, and take care of the animals, she was eventually asked to start a new convent of Poor Clares in Bologna. She led the sisters there with wisdom, while creating religious art and writing spiritual books and poems, until her death in 1463.

Feast Day: March 9

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