- Catherine Morigi
- Katarina Morigi
- Katarina of Pallanza
Catherine’s entire family died of plague when the girl was very young, and she was adopted by a woman in Milan, Italy. At age 14 she felt a call to devote herself to the service of God, and lived 15 years with a group of women hermits in the mountains near Varese, Italy. Noted for her austere lifestyle and personal piety, surviving wholly on irregular gifts of food from spiritual students. She attracted so many would-be students that she agreed to lead a group of five, including Blessed Juliana Puricelli, living under the Augustinian Rule; Pope Sixtus IV approved the community. Known to have the gift of prophecy.
- 6 April 1478 at Sacra Monte sopra Varese Monastery, Varese, Italy
- relics re-interred in the 1730s in a chapel built in her honour
- “Blessed Catherine of Pallanza“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2016. Web. 29 March 2017. <>