Wednesday, April 20, 2016

St. Catherine of Siena Novena, Day One

St. Catherine of Siena by Balassare Franceshini
Since I will not be able to properly blog anytime soon (so much coursework, not enough time to finish the blog posts in my drafts box) and because there was an interest in doing the novena in honor of St. Catherine of Siena, I'll be posting the novena prayers daily for the next couple of days. I hope you join me and other readers in this novena for one of the handful of women who have been declared a doctor of the Church.


Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable St. Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor of the Church. Her whole life was a noble sacrifice inspired by an ardent love of Jesus, your unblemished Lamb.

In troubled times she strenuously upheld the rights of His beloved spouse, The Church. Father, honor her merits and hear her prayers for each of us, and for our whole parish family dedicated to her. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world, and to remain unshakably faithful to the church in word, deed, and example.

Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life, and a beacon of light to the harbor of your Love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition . . .

(State your own intentions)

We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit.


St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.


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