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Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi



Author: Staff | Source: CatholicSaints.Info



Catherine received a religious upbringing. She was initially sent to a convent at age 14, but was taken back home by her family who opposed her religious vocation and wanted her to marry well. They eventually gave in, and Catherine became a Carmelite of the Ancient Observance at 16, taking the name Sister Mary Magdalen. Mystic. Led a hidden life of prayer and self-denial, praying particularly for the renewal of the Church and encouraging the sisters in holiness.

Born

1566 at Florence, Italy as Catherine

 

Died



25 May 1607 of natural causes

 

Beatified

8 May 1626 by Pope Urban VIII






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