“Overflowing with Love” Catherine of Siena

Sunday | March 31 | 10:00 am | Great Hall

Natalie Johnson

The Spiritual Formation round table series on the Social Justice Tradition continues with a look into a devotional excerpted from Catherine of Siena’s Overflowing with Love. Born in Siena, Italy in 1347, Catherine was the twenty-fourth of twenty-five children. At the age of eighteen, she became a Dominican nun and began to live in solitude and silence, going out of her room only for mass. At twenty-one, she returned to her family and spent the rest of her life helping the poor as a nurse in homes and hospitals.. Catherine used a popular Middle Ages metaphorical writing style to portray the spiritual life. The devotional and theme for this forum is Catherine’s “bridge” as a metaphor to describe the work of Christ and the way to heaven.