Catherine of Genoa
Katharina Fieschi Adorno , better known as Catherine of Genoa (born April 5, 1447 in Genoa , † September 15, 1510 ibid) was an Italian saint and mystic and was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1737 .
She was the daughter of Giacomo Fieschi from Genoa, whose family the Popes Innocent IV. And Hadrian V. had provided. Her father officiated briefly as Viceroy of Naples. She was married to Giuliano Adorno from a Genoese patrician family in 1463 in order to end the rivalries between the two families; the marriage was initially unhappy.
As a result of an ecstasy , she converted to religious life in 1473 and moved with her husband into a modest house on the grounds of the Ospedale di Pammatone , where she headed the women's department from 1489 to 1499. She and her husband entered the Franciscan Third Order as laypeople . After his death in 1497 she devoted herself to caring for plague sufferers . Her name days are March 22nd and July 22nd . Maralotti (1551) described her life .
It is reported that she castigated herself to be closer to God. During Lent, she ate only communion. She had her mystical experiences from 1499 until her death. During this time, the three great mystical works by Katharina were written, of which the treatise on purgatory is the best known.
Catherine of Genoa was in 1675 by Pope Clement X beatified and in 1737 by Pope Clement XII. canonized together with Vinzenz von Paul , Franz Regis and Juliana von Falconieri . Her Catholic memorial day is September 15th .
In 1944 she made Pope Pius XII. second patroness of Italian hospitals.
- Vita (biography)
- Trattato del Purgatorio (treatise on purgatory)
- Dialogo tra anima, corpo, amor propio, spirito, umanità e Dio (Spiritual Dialogue)
- Ferdinand Holböck : The theologian of the purgatory - St. Catherine of Genoa . Stein am Rhein / Switzerland 1991. ISBN 3-7171-0769-0
- Wilhelm Schamoni : The true face of the saints . Stein am Rhein 1966. With imprimatur . Pp. 142,143. ISBN 3-7171-0598-1
- Gerda von Brockhusen: Katharina Fieschi v. Genoa . In: Walter Kasper (Ed.): Lexicon for Theology and Church . 3. Edition. tape 5 . Herder, Freiburg im Breisgau 1996, Sp. 1332 .
- Bruno W. Häuptli: KATHARINA VON GENOA (Caterina Fieschi Adorno). In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 27, Bautz, Nordhausen 2007, ISBN 978-3-88309-393-2 , Sp. 731-736.
- Catharina Flisca Adurna, p . In: Johann E. Stadler , Franz Joseph Heim, Johann N. Ginal (Eds.): Complete Lexicon of Saints ... , Volume 1 (A – D), B. Schmid'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Augsburg 1858, p. 584 -585 .
- Florence Capes: St. Catherine of Genoa . In: Catholic Encyclopedia , Volume 3, Robert Appleton Company, New York 1908.
- Literature by and about Katharina von Genua in the catalog of the German National Library
- Biography in Spiegel-Online in German
- "Dialogue about divine love" (PDF; 150 kB)
- Catechesis of Pope Benedict XVI. at the general audience on January 12, 2011
- Biographical data: Holböck, Ferdinand (see literature)
- day of remembrance see Catherine of Genoa in the Ecumenical Lexicon of Saints
|SURNAME||Catherine of Genoa|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian clergy and saints|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 5, 1447|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Genoa|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 15, 1510|
|Place of death||Genoa|