Catherine’s feast day is on April 29. This novena is an opportunity to pray for our intentions and ask for her intercession. I’m using the prayer below that she prayed, adding my intentions, and then closing with an Our Father,
What do you think when you think of Mary, our Blessed Mother? Perfection, holy, pure, without sin, queen, Jesus’ mother, sorrow, pain, peace, May crowning, the rosary – all of those and more are possible. I think of her as
My hope is that in the last 8 days of reading about Catherine and praying with her you have come to know a bit more about her and maybe want to learn more. Today I will post links to resources
A bit about Catherine, Novena prayers, and an Announcement Catherine Catherine of Siena was born in 1347, the 25th of 26 children. She was a twin, but sadly, her twin sister, Giovanna, died in infancy. Only 13 children survived to
I don’t have much to say about Catherine today. I’m in the midst of finishing a quilt. And, I really want to finish it today. I need to for my mental health, my brain. Not sure which; it just feels
The true story How did Catherine’s head and body wind up separated? Because that part is true, they are not together, which honestly saddens me. I’m a big believer in our body staying together, even in death. But sometimes there
Like many saints, there are legends about Catherine and then there are the true stories. Today I want to tell you the legend of why her body is buried in Rome and her head displayed as a relic in Siena.
A few years ago my husband and I went to Italy. We spent many days in Rome; touring, eating, drinking, walking, and riding the Hop-On, Hop-off bus. I had a plan of what places and churches I wanted to see.
God is faithful always in all ways. We sometimes forget that. In the last month or so, I keep being reminded about that and have been praying with it to better understand what God is asking of me. He wants
St. Edith Stein or as she is also known, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was killed in Auschwitz on August 9, 1942, after becoming a Discalced Carmelite in 1933 after her conversion is Catholicism. St. Pope John Paul II canonized