Letter #21, 2019: Stigmata
Monday, April 29, 2019
Today is the Feast of a great Italian woman, St. Catherine of Siena (Siena, March 25, 1347-Rome, April 29, 1380).
Catherine cried out to the Popes of her time, a time of many troubles, who were residing in Avignon, in France, to return to their rightful place, in Rome, the See of Peter.
She was not timid.
She did not allow a sense of false piety to distract her from her high calling, which was to admonish the Popes until she accomplished her task: the return of the holder of the See of Peter to his rightful place, in Rome.