For, although obliged to often converse with different persons on so many different affairs, she was always occupied and absorbed in God.
After miracles were reported to take place at her grave, Raymond moved her inside the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva,  where she lies to this day. The effects of the ban on the life and prosperity of the city were so serious that its rulers sent to Siena, to ask Catherine to mediate with the Pope.
Catherine wrote to pope Gregory XI in Rome, strongly exhorting him to contribute by all means possible to the general peace of Italy. On reaching Genoa she was detained by the illness of two of her secretaries, Neri di Landoccio and Stephen Maconi.
At his request she went again to Florence, still rent by factions, and stayed there for some time, frequently in danger of her life. In the small, dimly-lighted room now set apart for her use, a cell nine feet by three, she gave herself up to prayers and fasting; she scourged herself three times daily with an iron chain, and slept on a board.
Humble yourself profoundly before God, acknowledging your nothingness and misery. He wrote, "My mistress being torn from my side as an impediment to my marriage, my heart, which clave to her, was racked, and wounded, and bleeding.
The Latin translation helped the Life become one of the best known works of literature in the Christian world, a status it would hold through the Middle Ages. Catherine is acknowledged by Raymond in his biography as capable of reading both Latin and Italian, and another hagiographer, Tommaso Caffarini, claimed that she could write.
Catherine was sent by the city magistrates to become their mediatrix. At first she wore a hair shirt, subsequently replacing it by an iron-spiked girdle.
He can work on our memory and our imagination, but he has no power over our will or our understanding. Many of her early letters were written to one or another of them.
From Avignon, meanwhile, after an unsuccessful appeal to the Florentines, the Pope, Gregory XI, sent Cardinal Robert of Geneva with an army to put down the uprising, and laid Florence under an interdict.
Oh, sweet and loving Word, who with love hast found Thy flock once more, and with love hast given Thy life for them, and hast brought them back to Thy fold, restoring to them the Grace which they had lost! This was discovered, because, one morning he was unwell, and had to remain in bed; and when the Director came to see him, he saw at once that he had insufficient covering for that severe weather.
To please them, she dressed in bright gowns and in jewelry that was fashionable at the time. After he recovered, he made a second effort and went back into the desert to a father mountain by the Nile called Pispir now Der-el-Memunopposite Arsinoe.
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Prominent among them were her two Dominican confessors, Thomas della Fonte and Bartholomew Dominici, the Augustinian Father Tantucci, Matthew Cenni, rector of the Misericordia Hospital, the artist Vanni, to whom we are indebted for a famous portrait of Catherine, the poet Neri di Landoccio dei Pagliaresi, her own sister-in-law Lisa, a.
The Benincasa family home, where Catherine (one of 25 children) was born and raised, was converted into a sanctuary not long after her death.
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