Catherine of Siena and the use of images in the creation of a saint, 1347-1461

Emily Ann Moerer
Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-80) was one of the most famous visionaries of the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance. As a Dominican tertiary, she was part of the greater movement of lay piety that transformed devotional practices beginning in the thirteenth century. One of the practices that the laity helped to foster was image veneration, and the dissertation begins with an exploration of Saint Catherine's use of visual images in her own spirituality. Evidence...
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