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Book Description Collins, London, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Saint Catherine of Siena (March 25, 1347 - April 29, 1380) was a Tertiary (a lay affiliate) of the Dominican Order. She was born into a prosperous urban family, her parents being Giacomo di Benincasa, a cloth-dyer, and Lapa Piagenti, a daughter of a local poet. She was their 23rd child out of 25. In about 1366, Catherine experienced what she described in her letters as a 'Mystical Marriage' with Jesus, after which she began to tend the sick and serve the poor. In 1370 she received a series of visions of Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, after which she heard a command to leave her withdrawn life and enter the public life of the world. She began to write letters to men and women in authority, especially begging for peace between the republics and principalities of Italy and for the return of the papacy from Avignon to Rome. She carried on a long correspondence with Pope Gregory XI, also asking him to reform the clergy and the administration of the Papal States. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 041752