The Department of Campus Ministry invites the Barry community to celebrate Barry’s Dominican heritage on the Feast of Catherine of Siena.
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Time: 12:05 p.m.
Location: Cor Jesu Chapel
Caterina Benincasa was a Lay Dominican of 14th century Italy. She was called by God out of a life of contemplative seclusion in her home to serve the poor. She joined the “Mantellate” a Lay Dominican organization in her native Siena. She became a tireless advocate for peace between the powerful in Italy and went as far as convincing the Pope (who had left to Avignon) to return to Rome and bring peace. She died in Rome on April 29th, 1380 at the age of thirty three. She was declared a saint in 1461 and raised to Doctor of the Church in 1970.
For more information, please contact the Department of Campus Ministry at email@example.com and/or 305-899-3650 or visit our offices behind Cor Jesu Chapel.