The youngest daughter of a wealthy wool dyer, Saint Catherine of Siena lived from 1347 – 1380 and was canonized by Pope Pius II in 1461. From a young age St. Catherine worked tirelessly to help the sick. She also worked as a mediator between the Pope and those who were attempting to break away from his rule.
St. Catherine medals make an inspiring gift for firefighters, nurses, or someone battling illness or recovering from a miscarriage. They can also stand as an encouraging symbol for anyone who is being mocked for their faith.