Fra Simone da Cortona

A Dominican frair, Simone da Cortona is mentioned in numerous letters receiving greetings from Catherine and the familiga.1One letter exists between Catherine and Frate Simone in which Catherine is reassuring him of her love for him and for him to continue to search for the truth in Christ, “I am telling you that then you will have a name, and I will have found my son again! So bathe, drown yourself, in the blood, without discouragement, without despondency!”2