New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Catherine of Genoa

Saint Catherine of GenoaArticle

Also known as Caterina Fieschi Adorno. Born in 1447 in Genoa, Italy; died there in 1510. Widow. Of an illustrious family, she was married at 16 to Giuliano Adorno, a young nobleman. After ten years of unhappiness and spiritual apathy, a divine light enabled her to appreciate the Love of God. Thenceforth her interior state was one of intense absorption in God. After the conversion and death of her husband, she cared for the sick in the hospital at Genoa. Her wonderful revelations she embodied in two works, “Dialogues of the Soul and Body” and “Treatise on Purgatory.” Canonized, 1737. Relics in church of her hospital, Genoa. Feast, 14 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Catherine of Genoa”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 19 February 2019. <>