Book of Saints – Catharine of Genoa

Saint Catherine of GenoaArticle

(Saint) Widow. (March 22) (16th century) Catharine Fieschi, of a noble Genoese family, was married to Julian Adorno, of rank equal to her own. Misunderstood and disliked by her husband, she passed years of a wretched life, upheld only by her piety and by her trust in God. At length her prayers and her devotedness to him won Adorno back to a good life, closed by a holy death. Catharine then gave herself up to the service of the sick and of the poor, passing away at the age of sixty-three, 15 September 1510. Her virtues and the supernatural heights of prayer to which it pleased Almighty God to raise her, together with the miracles wrought in favour of those who sought her intercession, led to her canonisation by Clement XII (A.D. 1737).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Catharine of Genoa”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2015. Web. 16 December 2017. <>