Saint Catherine of Bologna
by Bob Lord & Penny Lord
St. Catherine was born Catherine de Virgi in Bologna, Italy on Our Lady’s Birthday, September the 8th, 1413. Her father, Giovanni de Virgi, was a member of the nobility of Ferrara, as well as a highly-respected lawyer and lecturer at the famous University of Bologna. He married Benvenuta Mammolini who was also of a noble family of Bologna.