St. Catherine of Bologna
A 15th-century illumination of St. Catherine of Bologna by Italian illuminator Guglielmo Girardi.
St. Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares
A fresco depicting St. Clare of Assisi, founder of the Poor Clares order with St. Francis. St. Catherine joined the order of the Poor Clares as an adolescent.
A painting of St. Ursula and her maidens by St. Catherine of Bologna
The Italian nun was declared Patroness of the Arts due to her many artistic talents.
A line engraving of St. Catherine of Bologna by F. Spagnoli
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After her death, St. Catherine's body was exhumed and found incorrupt.
The incredibly well-preserved remains of St. Catherine of Bologna still lie in the same room where they were placed more than 500 years ago.
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