Posts tagged “Dominican

Saint Catherine of Siena

Posted on May 15, 2020

Song: Euphrosyne Full disclosure: I call Catherine of Siena my nemesis. This might seem unfriendly, but it’s true. I have a friend who once described Catherine as one of her favorite saints. To find out why, I read a biography, then traveled to Rome and Siena, Italy. I hoped for some songwriting inspiration based on Catherine’s “essence.” But, that didn’t happen right away. Even as I learned how Catherine accomplished unbelievable things during a very short life, her personality seemed distant and inaccessible. She appeared somewhat selfish, with an overly-high opinion of herself. I had trouble liking her. Or maybe, across the centuries, I was simply jealous of this formidable woman. Who Was Catherine? On March 25, 1347, Caterina di Giacomo di Benincasa…