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PRAYERS TO ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA

Patroness against Miscarriages 


St. Catherine started having mystical experiences when she was only 6, seeing guardian angels as clearly as the people they protected. She became a Dominican tertiary when she was 16, and continued to have visions of Christ, Mary, and the saints. 

St. Catherine was one of the most brilliant theological minds of her day, although she never had any formal education. She persuaded the Pope to go back to Rome from Avignon, in 1377, and when she died she was endeavoring to heal the Great Western Schism. 

In 1375 Our Lord give her the Stigmata, which was visible only after her death. St, Catherine's letters, and a treatise called "a dialogue" are considered among the most brilliant writings in the history of the Catholic Church. She died when she was only 33, and her body was found incorrupt in 1430.


A Prayer in Honor of St. Catherine of Siena

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. (mention your request)

We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us. Amen.

Prayer for Mothers to St. Catherine

Humble Virgin and Doctor of the Church, in thirty-three years you achieved great perfection and became the counselor of Popes. You know the temptations of mothers today as well as the dangers that await unborn infants. Intercede for me that I may avoid miscarriage and bring forth a healthy baby who will become a true child of God. Also pray for all mothers, that they may not resort to abortion but help bring a new life into the world. Amen.

Novena to St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine, fairest and most glorious of the daughters of St. Dominic, by that spirit of prayer which was your delight from infancy, obtain for us the love and practice of prayer, and the grace to converse with God to become more pleasing to Him.

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By that special love which you, O great saint, bore to the virtue of purity, consecrating yourself at eight years of age to the Lord by an irrevocable vow. Afterwards rejecting the most honorable offers of marriage. Obtain for us, we pray, the grace to be always pure in mind and heart, and to detest and abhor everything which could offend in the smallest degree against a virtue so sublime that it raises men to the ranks of angels, and makes them most beloved by God.

Glory be to the Fatherů

By that spirit of retirement which made you, O great saint, desire to behold no one but your Jesus, who, when you were distracted by continual employment of your family, taught you to build a solitude in your heart, and keep it at all times filled with thoughts of heaven. Obtain for us, we pray, the grace to love solitude and retirement, however the world may invite us to share its pomps and pleasures, that our hearts may always turn to God amidst the most dissipating cares which may come upon us in our state of life.

Glory be to the Fatherů 

By the spirit of penance, which taught you to inflict upon yourself, even in your earliest years, the most painful mortifications. Obtain for us the grace to bear with patience, whatever afflictions God may please to order for our good, and to mortify voluntarily all the perverse inclinations of our hearts, and all the unruly desires of our senses, that we may become, in some measure, like our crucified model, Jesus.

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By that heroic charity which lead you, O great saint, to attend and minister with your own hands to the poor sick who had been abandoned by all others in disgust, and for
which you were repaid only by insult, rudeness, and persecution. Obtain of the Lord for us, the grace to be at all times, equally ready to assist our neighbor in his necessities. To pardon him generously when he returns only insults for benefits we confer on him, that we may merit the blessedness promised in this life and the next to meekness and true mercy.

Glory be to the Fatherů

By that supernatural light with which you, O great saint, were miraculously enabled to counsel the Roman Pontiff, who came in person to consult you, when you obtained for him a reconciliation with his adversaries, and his return to Rome. Obtain for us of the Lord, the grace to know in all our doubts, that which is most conformable to the will of God, and most conducive to the salvation of souls, that in all our actions we may promote the honor of God and the welfare of our neighbor.

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By that special devotion which you, O great saint, had to Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, Who sometimes communicated with you with His own hands. Obtain for us we pray, the grace to feel toward the Blessed Sacrament the most fervent devotion, that we may rejoice to converse with Jesus and receive Him into our bosoms to His honor and glory, and for the salvation of our souls.

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St. Catherine, pray for us, that we may obtain what we desire through this novena, if what we ask is pleasing to God and conducive to our eternal salvation. May the will of God be done! Amen.

A Prayer to St. Catherine of Siena

O God, Who didst enable blessed Catherine, graced with a special privilege of virginity and patience, to overcome the assaults of evil spirits and to stand unshaken in the love of Thy holy Name, grant, we beseech thee, that, after her example, treading under foot the wickedness of the world and overcoming the wiles of all enemies, we may safely pass onward to Thy glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 
 

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