Thursday, April 29, 2010

Room Where St. Catherine of Siena Passed Away in Rome (Cubiculum S. Catharinae Virginis Senensis)

St. Catherine of Siena passed away in this room in 1380 (now attached to the sacristy of the Roman Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva).

This chapel was constructed in 1637 around the original room by Cardinal Barberini.  If you ever want to pray here just ask the sacristan for permission to enter and see it.

1 comment:

  1. Some of our greatest Saints died of what today would be considered minor ailments.

    I read where St. Charles Borromeo actually had what today is the flu, as did saints such as St. Dominic.