St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3


Day 3

The Eternal Father speaks to Catherine:St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Spiritual Formation - Catholic Spiritual Direction

Dearest daughter, contemplate the marvelous state of the soul who receives this bread of life, this food of angels, as she ought. When she receives this sacrament she lives in me and I in her. Just as the fish is in the sea and the sea in the fish, so am I in the soul and the soul in me, the sea of peace. Grace lives in such a soul because, having received this bread of life in grace, she lives in grace.

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. 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 . . . (pause to pray for your own intentions). We ask this through Jesus, your Son, in the bond of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Catherine of Siena, Pray for us.

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3 thoughts on “St. Catherine of Siena Novena Day 3”

  1. I love St. Catherine of Siena. In my experience, she goes about her Heaven quietly in silence, the opposite I would think than when she lived out her life on earth. I believe I remember reading about how outspoken she was in her day. Still, 30 years after reading her Dialogue, these words remain forever in my memory… from God to Catherine when responding to a question about sin: “The tragedy of Judas is that he considered his sin to be greater than My Mercy.” A good thing to remember for sure.

    There is NOTHING greater than God’s love… no greater Love than Jesus. Thank you God for sharing your child Catherine with us all.

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