St. Catherine de Ricci

St. Catherine de RicciSt. Catherine de Ricci

Born in Florence, Italy, in 1522, Saint Catherine was baptized Alexandrina. When she was only six years old, her father placed her in the convent of Monticelli in Florence. Her aunt, Louisa de Ricci, was a nun there and she and the other sisters watched over young Alexandrina and administered her catechesis. When Alexandrina was a teenager she returned home for a brief visit.

Soon afterwards, at the age of 14, she entered the convent of the…

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