St. Catherine of Siena, O.P. (1347-1380)

Doctor of the Church and Patron Saint of Our Congregation


Woman filled with zeal for the church and love for the poor

Catherine was ahead of her time in many ways…

She preached to church leaders, pleading for unity in a time of deep division

She blended a life of prayer and contemplation with one of service to the poorest of the poor

…in the footsteps of Catherine we the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, seek to be

contemplatives in action.

Catherine was not a morose or grim kind of saint.  She attracted a large number of men and women to her company and won their life-long loyalty.  She deeply cared about them on both the natural and supernatural levels.  They all enjoyed her
company immensely.”

Roland Calvert, OSFS