From  onwards, she began dictating letters to scribes. She carried on a long correspondence with Pope Gregory XIasking him to reform the clergy and the administration of the Papal States. During this period, in autumnshe had the experience which led to the writing of her Dialogue and learned to write, although she still seems to have chiefly relied upon her secretaries for her correspondence. Eventually, in Julypeace was agreed between Florence and Rome; Catherine returned quietly to Florence.
From  onwards, she began dictating letters to scribes. She carried on a long correspondence with Pope Gregory XIasking him to reform the clergy and the administration of the Papal States.
She was unsuccessful and was disowned by the Florentine leaders, who sent ambassadors to negotiate on their own terms as soon as Catherine's work had paved the way for them.
During this period, in autumnshe had the experience which led to the writing of her Dialogue and learned to write, although she still seems to have chiefly relied upon her secretaries for her correspondence. Following Gregory's death in March riotsthe revolts of the Ciompibroke out in Florence on 18 June, and in the ensuing violence she was nearly assassinated.
Eventually, in Julypeace was agreed between Florence and Rome; Catherine returned quietly to Florence. She stayed at Pope Urban VI's court and tried to convince nobles and cardinals of his legitimacy, both meeting with individuals at court and writing letters to persuade others.
This extreme fasting appeared unhealthy in the eyes of the clergy and her own sisterhood. Her confessor, Blessed Raymond, ordered her to eat properly. From the beginning ofCatherine could neither eat nor swallow water.
On February 26 she lost the use of her legs. Her last words were, "Father, into Your Hands I commend my soul and my spirit. Much detail about her life has also, however, been drawn from the various sources written shortly after her death in order to promote her cult and canonisation.
Though much of this material is heavily hagiographicit has been an important source for historians seeking to reconstruct Catherine's life. Various sources are particularly important, especially the works of Raymond of Capua, who was Catherine's spiritual director and close friend from until her death, and himself became Master General of the Order in Raymond began writing what is known as the Legenda Major, his Life of Catherine, inand completed it in Caffarini later published a more compact account of Catherine's life, entitled the Legenda Minor.
From onwards, Caffarini also co-ordinated the compiling of the Processus of Venice, the set of documents submitted as part of the process of canonisation of Catherine, which provides testimony from nearly all of Catherine's disciples. There is also an anonymous piece entitled "Miracoli della Beata Caterina" Miracle of Blessed Catherinewritten by an anonymous Florentine.
A few other relevant pieces survive. Caterina da Siena Three genres of work by Catherine survive: Her major treatise is The Dialogue of Divine Providence. This was probably begun in Octoberand was certainly finished by November Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Guardian Angel Program The Saint Vincent de Paul Society at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish is again sponsoring the Christmas Guardian Angel Program.
The Guardian Angel Program matches families who are experiencing challenging times with families (Guardian Angels) who are willing to provide Christmas gifts to that family. St. Catherine of Siena was born during the outbreak of the plague in Siena, Italy on March 25, She was the 25th child born to her mother, although half of her brothers and sisters did not.
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