NOVENA TO SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA IN CRITICAL TIMES – DAY 2

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

ACT OF CONTRITION

Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell, but most of all, because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.

Novena to St. Catherine of Siena - Day Two - YouTubeINTRODUCTORY PRAYER

Heavenly Father, your glory is in your saints. We praise your glory in the life of the admirable Saint 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, honour her merits and hear her prayers for each of us. Help us to pass unscathed through the corruption of this world. Help us always to see in the Vicar of Christ an anchor in the storms of life and a beacon of light to the harbour of your love, in this dark night of your times and men’s souls. Grant also to each of us our special petition. We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen (Mention your request here…) Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us.

 
Prayers - St. Catherine of Siena is an excellent wayMEDITATION: DAY 2
Biography of St. Catherine: St. Catherine of Siena, original name Caterina Benincasa, (born March 25, 1347, Siena, Tuscany [Italy]—died April 29, 1380, Rome; canonized 1461; feast day April 29), Dominican tertiary, mystic, and one of the patron saints of Italy. She was declared a doctor of the church in 1970 and a patron saint of Europe in 1999.

 

Early Years and ascetic tradition:

Catherine was born in 1347, just four years after Julian of Norwich. She was the twenty-third child out of 25. (Her twin sister died at birth). Her parents were Giacomo di Benincasa, a cloth-dyer, and his wife, Lapa Piagenti, daughter of a local poet. Their large, three-storied home was situated next to the dye works.

A native of Siena, Catherine received no formal education. At the age of six, she had a vision of Christ wearing the papal tiara. At seven, she consecrated her virginity to Christ despite her family’s opposition; in her eighteenth year, she took the habit of a Dominican tertiary. The Church and cloister of Saint Dominic were up the hill from her family home. Her brother-in-law’s brother, Tomaso della Fonte, had earlier joined the Dominicans, and he became her first confessor. Wars raged everywhere, between nations, city-states, and even within the papacy itself. The plague also ravaged the area. These were extreme times, stimulating extreme devotion to God.

Catherine’s frustrated parents tried to marry her against her wishes. She responded by cutting off all her hair, which infuriated her parents. To discipline her, they made her the servant of the house, responsible for all the chores. She was showered with insults and humiliation, but she rejoiced at being able to serve her family as if they were the “Holy family” of God. One day while turning the spit of the fire, she reportedly fell into ecstasy and rolled in the ashes, yet she revived unharmed.

Still frustrated with her unwillingness to accept marriage, her parents did not allow her a refuge for prayer. She turned inward and created her own sanctuary in her mind. The power struggle with her parents finally ended when her father, upon entering her room, saw a white dove above Catherine while she prayed. After this, she was allowed to have her own room for seclusion and prayer and the freedom to offer alms to the poor, much to the chagrin of her siblings, who locked their doors to avoid the loss of their valuables. Her father, however, forbade anyone to interfere with her vocation.

Catherine now wore a habit and white veil, which showed her to be a mantellata, a daughter of Saint Dominic. She chose to become a tertiary, a member of the Sisters of Penance, mostly widows, who lived in their own homes. A bout with chickenpox left scars on her face which she actually welcomed, for her former beauty no longer inspired the idea of marriage in others. She lived at her own home rather than in a convent, practising acts of determined mortification. She wore a tight metal chain around her waist and carried on vigils and fasting. Her zealous use of “the discipline”—a leather thong used to flagellate oneself in the monastic tradition—caused much pain. She reportedly lived for long periods of time on nothing but the Eucharist. As she turned sincerely inward, her contemplative life opened up to powerful visions.

She prayed in her room for over three years and discovered that the foundation for knowing God came from the principle: “Know that you are she who is not, and I am He who is.”

(Silent Reflection & Personal Prayer)

PRAYER TO SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA

(Patron Saint of Fire Prevention, Bodily Ills, Illness, Miscarriages, etc.)

Prayer to St. Catherine of Siena

O marvellous gem of the Church, Seraphic Virgin, Saint Catherine, by your extraordinary virtue and the good you achieved for the Church and society, you are acclaimed and blessed by the whole world. O turn your generous countenance towards me who, confident in your powerful patronage, calls you with all the ardour and affection I have, supplicating that you obtain, through your prayers, the favours that I so ardently desire (state here what you desire or need). You were a victim of charity so that, to benefit your neighbour you obtained from God the most astonishing miracles, becoming the joy and hope of all; you cannot cease to help, listening to the prayers of those who clamour to your heart – the heart that you received from the Divine Redeemer in celestial ecstasy. Yes, O Seraphic Virgin, demonstrate once more the proof of your power and of your resplendent charity, so that your name may always be most blessed and exalted. Grant us that, having experienced your most efficacious intercession here on earth, we may be able to one day give you our thanks in heaven, and enjoy with you eternal joy. Amen

St Catherine of Siena, T.O.S.D. | St catherine of siena, St catherine, Catholic saintsLITANY OF ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Pray for us. (repeat after each line)
St. Dominic, glorious Patriarch,
St. Catherine of Siena,
Benevolent mother of the poor,
Merciful mother of the sick,
Refuge of the sorrowful,
Intercessor for sinners,
Rose of patience,
Model of humility,
Lily of chastity,
Vessel of graces,
Zealous promoter of the honour of God,
Lustre of holiness,
Example of mildness,
Glory of the Order of Preachers,
Fruitful mother of spiritual children,
Promoter of peace,
Terror of the evil spirits,
Follower of Jesus,
St. Catherine, who did give the blossoms of your innocent youth to the service of your Heavenly Spouse,
St. Catherine, whom Jesus Himself did feed with His Body and Blood,
St. Catherine, who exchanged her heart with the Heart of Jesus,
St. Catherine, who was blest with His Holy Wounds,
St. Catherine, who was taken to Heaven to the celestial nuptials,
St. Catherine, who did receive a hundredfold, reward for all her labours and merits,

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O glorious Virgin, St. Catherine, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray, O God, who gave St. Catherine, graced with the special privilege of virginity, patience to overcome the assault of evil spirits and to stand unshaken in the love of your Name. Grant, we beseech you, 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 your glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Novena to St. Catherine of Siena starts today: Here's why you should pray it

Our Father, Hail Mary (X10), Glory be…

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Blessing+

Through the intercession of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church, may the Lord bless + us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

 

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Shalom!
Compiled from various sources by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Fatima, Vila Sabrina, São Paulo, Brazil
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agiayekathy777@yahoo.com
agiayekathy777@yahoo.com
3 years ago

*_Saint Catherine of Siena, your love of God was expressed in so many vibrant ways and in a fervent love of His Church. From your exalted place in heaven, we seek your powerful intercession to make all Catholics more ardent in their love of the Trinity, of the Passion, and of the Papacy._*

*St Catherine of Siena, pray for us.(3x)*

Onyinyechi Agubeze
Onyinyechi Agubeze
3 years ago

Wow, this is so touching and inspirational. Thank you Fr. Chinaka. More grace

Adaeze
Adaeze
3 years ago

Oh wow! Thanks Padre for this novena, St. Catherine’s story is so inspiring. Dear St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us. Amen

EVICA
EVICA
3 years ago

Wow! St. Catherine of Siena is such an inspiration!

We continue to seek her intercession to help us become selfless just as she was. Amen.

Anastasia-Mary
Anastasia-Mary
3 years ago

O beloved St Catherine
of sienna, please pray for me and our country Nigerian, amen

Nwanya Precious
Nwanya Precious
3 years ago

She prayed in her room for over three years and discovered that the foundation for knowing God came from the principle: “Know that you are she who is not, and I am He who is.”

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
3 years ago

Amen

Steph
Steph
2 years ago

My Catchphrase; “Know that you’re she who is not, and I am He who is”.. Saint Catherine of Sienna, Pray for us!!

Oboiseoye
Oboiseoye
2 years ago

St. Catherine, pray for us

Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

St. Catherine of Sienna, I need your help urgently, please come through for me. Amen

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
2 years ago

To all those having a hard time to pray and to set a good atmosphere of prayer, St Catherine becomes a model for us, during her difficulties she learned to turn inward and create her own sanctuary in her mind. May God help us!
St. Catherine pray for us

Colette
Colette
2 years ago

“Know that you are she who is not, and I am He who is.”
This calls for deep thinking
O dearest Saint Catherine pls intercede for me

Nneka Casmira
Nneka Casmira
2 years ago

The interior life of St Catherine is worthy of emulation

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen

Sa'adatu Anne Akough
Sa'adatu Anne Akough
1 year ago

May the Lord have mercy on us and answer our prayers through st. Catherine Ameh

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
1 year ago

Through the intercession of St Catherine of Siena ,virgin and doctor of the church ay the Lord bless us, protect us from evil and bring us to everlasting life.Amen

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
1 year ago

St Catherine of Siena intercede for me for all my heart desires.

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 year ago

I pray for change in status through Jesus Christ our Lord amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

Amen, St. Catherine of Sienna, Pray for my daughter’s

Magdalene Omono
Magdalene Omono
1 year ago

St. Catherine, pray for us.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

St Catherine of Siena
Pray for us

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 year ago

Follower of Jesus, Pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

Hwange Thaddeus
Hwange Thaddeus
1 year ago

St Catherine of Siena pray for us

Chinwe Ann
Chinwe Ann
1 year ago

Still frustrated with her unwillingness to accept marriage, her parents did not allow her a refuge for prayer. She turned inward and created her own sanctuary in her mind.
Lord may no situation deprive me of praying to you

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

St. Catherine, pray for your daughter Mrs Juliana Ohiosumua who is ill with Cancer.

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

St Catherine of Seina, pray for us.
Amen

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 year ago

St Catherine of Sienna, Please Pray for Me, My Mom and all my intentions, Amen!!

Felicity
Felicity
1 year ago

Amen

Mary uche
Mary uche
1 year ago

Amen

Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
Lilian Uzoamaka Anyanwu
1 year ago

Saint Catherine of Sienna pray for us

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

St. Catherine of Siena, you are such an inspiration, may I diminish that Christ may increase in me. Amen

Adebayo Olabode Micheal
Adebayo Olabode Micheal
1 year ago

Saint Catherine of Sienna pray for us

Bridget ighodalo
Bridget ighodalo
1 year ago

O God be merciful and harken to our prayer.Amen

Kuyoro Paul
Kuyoro Paul
1 year ago

St. Catherine, who exchanged her heart with the Heart of Jesus,

Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
Okpalike-Onyebueke Chiamaka Rose-Rita
1 year ago

St Catherine of Siena, pray for me

Biamene
Biamene
1 year ago

Such a holy life; Lord God, help me to live for you and not for myself.

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

Saint Catherine of Siena Pray for us Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

Promoter of peace Pray for us…Amen

Ezendiokwere Ujunwa Scholastica
Ezendiokwere Ujunwa Scholastica
1 year ago

St Catharine Of Siena Pray For Us

Juliet Arinze
Juliet Arinze
1 year ago

Amen

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

St Catherine of Siena, Merciful Mother of the poor, Pray for me, my brothers and sisters, all those who are critically ill and are calling for your intercession, pray for
them, Amen

Agbalu Glory francisca
Agbalu Glory francisca
1 year ago

Pray for us, O glorious Virgin, St. Catherine, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Nneka
Nneka
1 year ago

Catherine turned inward and created her own sanctuary in her mind. This is an inspiration for me. Thanks Padre

Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
1 year ago

Saint catherine of siena pray for us! Amen

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
3 days ago

St. Catherine, Zealous promoter of the honour of God, Pray for us

Pteremathew
Pteremathew
3 days ago

Amen

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
3 days ago

Benevolent mother of the poor, pray for us

Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
3 days ago

Vessel of graces.
Pray for us.

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
3 days ago

Happy Sunday to everyone. St Catherine of Siena Virgin and doctor pray for us.

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
3 days ago

St. Catherine of Siena intercede for us.

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