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St Catherine of Siena

Trivial update, of interest only to a few - there was, of course, a convent dedicated to St Catherine of Siena in Edinburgh between c. 1600-1690, in the area that's consequently now known as Sciennes. The convent on Lauriston Place run by the Sisters of Mercy since about 1860 is also dedicated to this St Catherine. ISTR that a friend of karmicnull's stayed in a spare room there at one point and therefore had his post addressed to him "c/o The Sisters of Mercy", but I could be misremembering. It has been a while.