Catherine of Siena

Part II

Catherine in relieves, statues, woodcarving.
Catherine the Patron Saint; Catherine in memories.

 Reliefs and statues of Catherine of Siena



On the façade, 1670, of the Dominican church at Wien
are some Dominican Saints, among others Catherine of Siena.

Austria 1966, Mi 1202, Sc 757.





Catherine of Siena in the front of the Capilla del Rosario, Bogotá, haut-relief 1654, with Madonna del Rosario, Dominic, Thomas Aquinas, Cristóbal of Torres or Pius V, by an unknown artist.


Colombia 1938, Mi 390, Sc 458.

Other stamps:  Colombia 1954, Mi 708, Sc 632.





  The same reproduction on Colombia 1954,
  Mi 712, Bl 8,9;Sc C266


             Colombia 1959, Mi 847, Sc C316.





The Virgin gives the Rosary to Saint Dominic, in the church
of the Praemonstratenzer
-abbey of Osterhofen, Germany.

Statue by Egid-Quirin Asam (1.9.1692-29.4.1750):


Germany 1983. Postmark Osterhofen 26.08.1983.




Catherine of Siena in the Glory.

Relief by the Maltese artist Melchior Cafà or Gaffà ,( c 1631-1667),
in the
apse of the church of S.Caterina in Magnanapoli, Rome.


Malta 1967, Mi 356, Sc 367.







Catherine of Siena.

Woodcut by unknown woodcarver, 15the cent.


From the Editio Princeps of the letters of Catherine, Bologna 1492.


Italy 1962, Mi 1123, Sc 854.








Catherine of Siena Patron Saint of churches, countries and monasteries.



Caterina-church in Banskà Stiavnica  (Chemnitz), since 1493.
The statue of Catherine is now in the Museum in t
he old Castle of Chemnitz.                                            

Czechoslovakia 1957, Mi 1003, Sc 786.              




Church Saint Catherine in Pordenone.


Italy 2002. Postmark Pordenone 20.10.2002.







After Saint Francis Catherine was declared Patron Saint of Italy
by Pope Pius XII in 1939.


Italy 1989, Postmark Rome 11.11.1989. San Francesco - Santa Catalina.
50th Anniversary Proclamatione Patroni d' Italia.






The Dominicans signed the contract for the building of Catherine
de Siena’s monastery at Patzcuaro, Mexico on 13th April 1742.


Mexico 1980, Mi 1724, Sc 1211.




Mercado de Santa Catalina in Barcelona.
Spain 2007, Mi 4218, Sc -.


Click here.




Congregations dedicated Catherine of Siena




The blessed Colombian sister Laura Montoya (1874-1949)
dedicated her congregation Catherine of Siena.

Colombia 1974, Mi 1264, Sc 820.






Many Congregations of Dominican nuns are named after Catherine of Siena.
So the congregation of the Foundress Catherine Herrera (1717-1795)
in Quito,
Ecuador, 1777.


Ecuador 1977, Mi 1740, Sc C596.







Francisca del Espíritu Santo, O.P. (1647-24.8.1711). member of
the Third Order of S. Dominic since 1682, founded 1696 the

Congregation of Catherine of
Siena. in Manila for Philippine girls. 
n the background the main house of the Congregation.


Philippines 1996, Mi 2676, Sc 2409.






Other items 




Pope Paulus VI declared the Archangel Gabriel as the patron
of the philatelists, on 9th December 1972.


Brasil 1973, Mi Bl 33; Sc 1308.

With postmark Santa Catarina.










Busta Lettera Postale, - post-card -, with the Madonna di Pompei, St. Dominic, at the left, who received the rosary
from the Child,
and St.Catherine of Siena at the right who accepts the rosary from the Virgin.  


Italy 1920, 29 October. Post-card.








Issue in honour of the 600th birthday of Catharine.


Catherine of Siena with a poor man.
She said; Meglio senza mantello que senza caritá.
          : Better without a coat than without charity.

Italy 1948,  Mi 740, Sc 489.





Catherine bearing the cross.

 She said: I’ vo gridando pace, pace, pace.

              : I am walking around crying peace, peace.


Italy 1948, Mi 741, Sc 490.












Catherine of Siena. second Patron d’ Italia. by Pope Pius IX in 1866.

Six  churches: San Ambrogio, Milano; San Marco, Venezia;
Santa Maria del Fiore, Firenze; San Pietro, Rome; Ruvo di Puglia;
Cefalú, Sicilia.


Italy 1948, Mi 742, Sc 491.








Catherine of Siena with her secretary Stefano de Corrado
Maconi (c 1350-1424).

 She said: Dopo la tempesta il Signore darà il sereno.

 After heavy weather, the Lord will give clarity.


Italy 1948, Mi 743, Sc 492.






Catherine with Cross.


Italy 1948, Mi 744, Sc C127.








Catherine of Siena,  patron of Italy.


Italy 1948, Mi 745, Sc C128.






Relics of Catherine of Siena




The tomb of Catherine of Siena in the Dominican church Maria sopra Minerva in Rome
by Isaia da Pisa.





Catherine's feet is as relic preserved in the Dominican church
of Giovanni e Paolo (Zanipoli) in Venezia.


Burundi 1971, Mi 822, Sc B24.








Reliquary of Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena died in Rome, Sunday afternoon 29 April 1380, and
is buried in the church Santa Maria sopra Minerva of the Dominican
priory in Rome.

The people of Siena want to have a relict of Catherine and so her head
was taken  to the church of San Domenico in Siena on 5 Mai 1284.
Her mother Lappa, 94 years old, was presented! 

Reliquary in the church of San Domenico in Siena, Italy.


Italy 1980, Mi 1688, Scott 1397.

Postmark Siena, 29.04.1980 with the text: VI centenario morte S.Caterina.





Catherine of Siena.

Through the prayers and efforts of Catherine of Siena
Pope Gregory XI returned
from Avignon to Rome in 1376.


Vatican City 1974, KimCover 504.







Pope John Paul II visited Siena for the celebration
of the 6th centenary of Catherine of Siena’s dead

on 14th September 1980.


Vatican City 1980. KimCover PW 126.









Catherine of Siena with Francis of Assisi, 50-year
Saints of Italy, 1939-1989.


 Vatican City 1989. Aerogramme.







The patrons of Europe, 2009.

Catherine of Siena (1447-15 September 1510),  patron of Europe with

Benedict of Nursia  (ca 480-21 March 547).
The brothers Methodius (826-6 April 885) en Cyrill (827-14 February 869) .
Sister Bridget of Sweden (ca 1302/03-23 July 1373),.

Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein); (12 October 1891-gassed 9 August 1942).


Italy 2009, Mi Block 44, Sc - .   On order.




Painting by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640).   On order.


Sierra Leone 1988, Mi Bl 87; Sc


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