St. Catherine of Siena (1347 — 1380) is one of the most inspiring Saints in the Catholic Church. A mystic who vowed virginity at the age of 7 and entered the Dominican order at the age of 17, she played an influential role in ending the Avignon Papacy, traveled across Italy as an advocate for Church reform, served the poor and the sick, and called for peace between the warring provinces of Italy. She also wrote hundreds of letters to all classes of people to promote their salvation. In her many ecstasies, she was mystically wed to Jesus Himself, and received the marks of the stigmata in 1375. Saint Catherine is a Doctor of the Church and is a popular Patron Saint among many individuals, families, and parishes. She is also the Patron Saint of Italy, Europe, the United States, the Philippines, firefighters, nurses, people with illnesses, people ridiculed for their faith, sexual temptation, and people who had miscarriages.
This prayer journal includes beautiful artwork and a treasury of information to help increase your devotion:
- a biography of St. Catherine of Siena from the Catholic Encyclopedia
- the Papal Bull of Pope Pius II for her Canonization
- a novena
- a litany
- prayers by St. Catherine
- intercessory prayers to St. Catherine
- a Dominican Five Wednesdays of Devotion to St. Catherine
- excerpts from several of her letters
It also has 73 lined pages for you to record your own prayer intentions.