St. Catherine of Siena, A Woman for Our
As part of the Founders Week Celebration, Sr. Nancy Murray, OP
presents a one-woman show in which she depicts the life of St.
Catherine of Siena.
Originally named Caterina Benincasa, she was the 24th child born
into her family in Siena, Italy, in 1347. She later became a lay
member of the Dominican Order. Catherine cared for terminally ill
patients, ministered to those on death row, and provided spiritual
direction to men and women in search of God. Though she lacked
formal education, she is known for her many letters sent to men and
women of all walks of life. The letters, filled with wisdom and
spiritual guidance, were the fruit of her own relationship with
God. Catherine is best remembered for “The Dialogue,” which
contains the intimate conversations or prayers that she and God
shared with each other. Catherine died in 1380 at age 33.
Nancy Murray, OP, is making her mark on audiences across the
country and throughout the world, bringing to life the Dominican
Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church. With simple props
and a fertile imagination, Sister Nancy portrays Catherine as the
colorful, strong, passionate and enthusiastic personality that she
was. Thanks to Sister Nancy’s gift of transforming herself into
this 14th century saint and patroness of the Dominican Order,
numerous churches, schools and organizations have become acquainted
with Catherine’s fierce devotion to and love for God.
Admission is free. All are welcome.
For more information, call the Catholic and Dominican Institute