New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Catherine de’ Ricci

Saint Catherine del RicciArticle

(Alessandra Lucrezia Romola) (15221590) Dominican nun of the Third Order, born Florence; died Prato, Italy. She entered the Dominican convent of San Vincenzio, Prato, 1535, of which she was prioress or sub-prioress until her death. She is famous for the “Ecstasy of the Passion” into which she was rapt every week for 12 years from Thursday noon until Friday at 4 p.m., and during which she went through the stages of Our Lord’s Passion showing all that the Blessed Mother suffered in witnessing it. Emblems: a ring, crown, crucifix. Canonized, 1746. Relics at convent of San Vincenzio, Prato. Feast, 13 February.

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