Saint Catherine of Siena is one of the greatest saints in Church history. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970, she is the modern-day role model for saintly, out-spoken femininity. This refreshed biography places St. Catherine firmly in her time, showing how she greatly impacted the Church and society of her day. Her influence was felt by all those who came into contact with her- including the Pope-whom she famously persuaded to return to Rome during the "Great Western Schism." This biography offers both a detailed account of St. Catherine's remarkable life and a history of the tumultuous times in which she lived. In this inspiring, comprehensive historical biography you will: Discover how St. Catherine guided the Church-and nations!-during a time of political and ecclesial tumult Understand the external difficulties she had to overcome that ultimately revealed her greatness, including learning to read and write as an adult Experience her deep interior struggles made more vivid in the light of her difficulties Uncover St. Catherine's fiery disposition that she put to use for the greater glory of God. St Catherine of Siena was consumed with "holy fire" for the love of souls and the welfare of Christ's Church, and she continues to be an example for all of us. This popular TAN biography is a faithful reproduction of the original content, refreshed with new typesetting and a beautiful new cover. Rediscover this incredible saint today!