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Siena and Saint Catherine

The Saint Catherine of Siena parish in Kalamazoo, MI, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a parish this year.  Fr. Robert Creagan, formerly of this parish, organized and let this pilgrimage to Italy including the tour if Siena.  Today we will take a quick look at two locations in Siena that are of great significance for St. Catherine, the Basilica Cateriniana San Domenico and the Santuario […]

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Siena – Santa Maria Assunta Interior

We step inside the church to a grand space filled with beautiful art. Again, the pillars are alternating bands of black and white marble. The ceiling is painted simply, but beautifully. The inlaid marble mosaic floor is one of the most ornate of its kind in Italy, covering the whole floor of the cathedral. This undertaking went on from the 14th to the 16th centuries, […]

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Siena – Santa Maria Assunta

The Cattedrale Metropolitana di Santa Maria Assunta (Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption) was originally designed and completed between 1215 and 1263 on the site of an earlier structure. The exterior and interior are constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with addition of red marble on the façade. Black and which are the symbolic colors of Siena.  You can look at this […]

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