SATURDAY, MARCH 18TH, 15,30
MULTIMEDIA ROOM OF THE VISITOR CENTRE, PIAZZA STAZIONE (next to train station), n° 4-4/A
PRESENTATION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL "CATHERINE OF SIENA"
inspired to the historical character
Father Daniele Cara, President of the Opera for Santa Maria Novella
Giorgio Carta, Author
Filppo Rossi, Publisher
It is with pride that we announce the presentation of the comic book dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena made in collaboration with Kleiner Flug, publishing house which intends, with the language of comics, to make known the life and works of famous characters.
Catherine Benincasa, also known as Catherine of Siena, was an Italian nun. The story focuses mainly on the religious and psychological consciousness of the Saint, no silence on the most controversial aspects of her personality, but with full respect of documentary and hagiographic sources, connecting the legends to the history, the visions and miracles of Caterina to her everyday life.
Following the most important events in Avignon and Rome but reading them on the basis of the human path marked by the love for Jesus and her severe asceticism. Maintaining Catherine "politics" in the background, we have tried to approach the human Catherine, and her personal experience with Jesus through self annihilation. We wanted to show a different Catherine: beside to the real events there are miracles, visions, anecdotes and legends. We would like to leave the reader to make up his own mind, in an intimate path alongside the character.
Now available in the bookshop of Santa Maria Novella!
64 pages, hardback, color
21 x 28.5 cm
Price: 13,00 €
Release date: January 2017
Available in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish)