April 19, 2012. (Romereports.com)
St. Catherine of Siena lived in the fourteenth century, but to this day her life is key in the history of the Catholic Church. She is the patroness of Italy and the co-patroness of Europe. Out of the 33 doctors of the Church, there are four females and she is one of them. That title is given to those who offered theological teachings that still remain relevant regardless of time.
This is one of the many reasons the International Center of 'Cateriniani' Studies still looks into her teachings, including how they apply to the modern world.
In fact, the center recently published a book which translates to “The Service of Catherine of Siena's Doctrine.” In it, seven authors explain how her work, influenced justice and peace and even the field of communication.
The book also includes documents by Paul VI and John Paul II, who wrote about her teachings.
The so called 'Cateriniani' Studies Center is based in Rome. It organizes conferences and publications to further the legacy of St. Catherine of Siena.