Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
Also known as
Religious upbringing. Initially sent to a convent at age 14, she 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. Her life was marked by many extraordinary graces.
1566 at Florence, Italy as Catherine
25 May 1607
8 May 1626 by Pope Urban VIII
28 April 1669 by Pope Clement IX
patron saint of bodily ills; patron saint of sexual temptation; patron saint of sick people; patron saint of sickness