NOVENA TO SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA IN CRITICAL TIMES – DAY 7

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 Seven - 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 7
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.

 

Theology and teachings
Catherine’s “Dialogue,” which she wrote near the end of her life, is rich and complex in its expression of religious life. It is the summation of her learning and experience in her spiritual life. Both directness and intense in style, it contains four petitions: the first for Catherine herself, the second for the reform of the Church, the third for the welfare of the world and peace, and the fourth for the divine providence in general.

Catherine also wrote about her visions and life experiences with God in her more than 300 letters, published under the title: Letters of Catherine Benincasa. Her writings, together with her courageous moral teaching to the great men of her day, resulted in her being declared a “Doctor of the Church” by the Catholic church in 1970.

Catherine reported experiencing strong temptations during her mystical period, some sexual in nature, that alarmed her deeply. She prayed and struggled with these for days, and yet they did not leave her. She wondered where God was and why he did not dispel them. Jesus seemed to have vanished. She weakened in the struggle, but in the last moment, she remembered to accept “the bitter as sweet,” and to embrace the suffering which these horrific experiences brought her. Finally, she learned to laugh at the devil, and he was gone.

Catherine asked Jesus where he had been during her trials when she had called upon him, and he replied that he had been in her heart the whole time. When she wondered why these horrible images had remained in her mind, he replied that had he not been there she would have found the visions pleasurable. She taught that God is often closest to when He is thought farthest away.

(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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Geraldine Offor
Geraldine Offor
3 years ago

St Catherine of Siena, pray for us amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
3 years ago

St. Catherine, continue to intercede for us. Amen

Nwanya Precious
Nwanya Precious
3 years ago

“God is often closest to us when He is thought farthest away.”

I needed that.

St Catherine, pray for us.

Jenny Nwatu
Jenny Nwatu
2 years ago

St Catherine help us as we struggle to follow in the path of Christ , as you did

Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

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

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
1 year ago

Eternal rest grant unto Mrs Juliana Ohiosumua O Lord.
St. Catherine pray for your children.

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
1 year ago

WOW, st Catherine of Siena so when we pray thinking that God is not answering at that time ,He is still there for us through your intercession , may we been given grace not to give up no matter how long it takes..

Akujieze Mary-Ann
Akujieze Mary-Ann
1 year ago

Amen and Amen

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 year ago

Amen

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
1 year ago

Saint Catherine of Siena, pray for us.

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
1 year ago

Amen

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
1 year ago

Amen

Aikpokhio Anne
Aikpokhio Anne
1 year ago

Thanking God for His Mercies and Blessings . St Catherine of Siena, intercede for our Son – Emmanuel Aikpokhio whose Birthday is on your Feast day – 29th of April. For Divine Restoration to Good Health and for Examination Success. St Catherine of Siena, pray for us. Amen.

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 year ago

Thank You JESUS….

Miriam Chigbu
Miriam Chigbu
1 year ago

Vessel of graces, Pray for me, my husband and my children. Amen

Emilia
Emilia
1 year ago

St Catherine doctor of the church, pray for us

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
1 year ago

Saint Catherine of Siena
Pray for us

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
1 year ago

Sy Catherine of Siena, pray for us

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
1 year ago

St Catherine, chaste virgin and Doctor of the Church, pray for us

Felicity
Felicity
1 year ago

Amen

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
1 year ago

Amen!!!

Priscilla Ugbir
Priscilla Ugbir
1 year ago

St Catherine, model of humility, pray for us, Amen.

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 year ago

Amen

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 year ago

St Catherine of Siena, follower of Jesus Christ, pray for us. Amen.

Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
1 year ago

Dear saint catherine of siena, your intercession is already manifesting, l know longer struggle to get things moving well. You are always there for me since this novena started. Do not leave me, am grateful. All l say is thanks and also to other Saints, thank you.

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
1 year ago

Saint Catherine of Siena, Pray for us Amen

Ezendiokwere Ujunwa Scholastica
Ezendiokwere Ujunwa Scholastica
1 year ago

St Catharine Of Siena Intercede For Us Amen l

Josephine Borogo
Josephine Borogo
1 year ago

God is often closest to us when He is thought farthest away.

May I always remember this when I am experiencing dryness.

Njideka Ihionu
Njideka Ihionu
1 year ago

St Catherine of Siena into your hands I commend this day.. pray for me my children and my husband.Amen

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

St. Catherine of Sienna pray for us Amen

Agwunobi Chinazom
Agwunobi Chinazom
1 month ago

St Catherine, (Patron Saint of Fire Prevention, Bodily Ills, Illness, Miscarriages, pray for us,Amen

Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
Ayaka Daniel Esekwe
1 month ago

St Catherine pray for us your children

Henry
Henry
1 month ago

Zealous promoter of the honour of God… Pray for us

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
1 month ago

St Catherine pray for us Amen

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
1 month ago

St. Catherine, who was taken to Heaven to the celestial nuptials,pray for us Amen

Innocent Ukwah
Innocent Ukwah
1 month ago

Dear Saint Catherine of Siena, Pray for me

Dear Saint Catherine of Siena, Pray for me

Dear Saint Catherine of Siena, Pray for me

Sule Adanu
Sule Adanu
1 month ago

St Catherine pray for us.

Sa'adatu Anne Akough
Sa'adatu Anne Akough
1 month ago

May the intercession of St Catherine of Siena bring us peace in this troubled world Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 month ago

Amen

Mrs. Olachi Peters
Mrs. Olachi Peters
1 month ago

Father Lord hear us and let our prayers come on to thee, Amen.

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
1 month ago

St Catherine of Siena, Merciful Mother of the Sick, heal all those, who are sick in my family, and bring them to everlasting life. Amen.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
1 month ago

Intercessor for sinners, pray for us

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
1 month ago

Another lesson learnt from St Catherine of Sienna is that God is often closest to when He is thought farthest away. Similar to the saying of St. Augustine of Hippo “God is closer to you than you are to yourself”

Lady Uche Nwosu
Lady Uche Nwosu
1 month ago

St Catherine of Sienna, whom Jesus did feed with his body and blood, pray for us to be more fruitful children of Omeiheukwu Jesus. Amen

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
1 month ago

O St Catherine, 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. May we enjoy the benefits of your intercession as we honour you in this Novena through Christ our Lord Amen

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
1 month ago

St Catherine pray for us

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
1 month ago

Saint Catherine of Sienna, Please Pray for Me that GOD Almighty will hear and answer all my Petitions, Amen!!

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
1 month ago

St Catherine, Virgin and doctor of the Church, pray for us that like you, we may remain in God’s friendship till the end

Onah Janet Sim
Onah Janet Sim
1 month ago

Amen

Justina Akende
Justina Akende
1 month ago

St Catherine of Siena, pray for us, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.Amen

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