Catherine hurried to the prison with all speed. There awaiting execution was Niccolo, a young man whose soul was in eternal danger. Niccolo had never practiced his religion-never even made his First Communion. When the priest went to prepare him for death, he found the young man half mad with rage and despair; he could do nothing with him. The Catherine entered the prison, approaching the prisoner with the heart of a true mother. Niccolo's exemplary Christian death the next morning, as a direct result of her visit, would be one of the most amazing executions ever witnessed. Our Lord had singles out Catherine for special favors even as a child, for at that time she had seen her first vision of Him. As a young girl expected to marry, Catherine had cut off her hair to discourage suitors, for she had vowed to take no other spouse but Christ. Catherine's remarkable 33 years would include doing heroic charity, negotiating with Popes and Cardinals, convincing the Pope to return from Avignon in France to Rome, having mystical experiences, being harassed by devils, exorcizing possessed person and attracting numerous disciples who followed Catherine all over Italy, inspired by her great love for God. This is the story of one of the greatest Saints in the Church and one of the most remarkable women in the history of the world.