A small St. Catherine statue is all that is required to remind you of the great works and life of this special Catholic Saint. She is one of the four patron saints of Europe and a Doctor of the Church. We pray for her intercession in matters relating to firefighters and fire, illness, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, sexual temptation, and nurses.
St. Catherine is the patroness of Italy.
This statue is sold along with a St. Catherine prayer card.
The gift box contains a prayer to St. Catherine on the front and the story of St. Catherine on the back.
St. Catherine Prayer
Prayer for the Gifts of St. Catherine of Siena
God of Wisdom you mad
our sister Catherine burn
with divine love in
contemplating the Lord's
passion and in serving you
Church. With the help of
her prayers, may your
people, united in the
mystery of Christ, rejoice
forever in the revelation of
His glory, who lives and
reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, God, for ever
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St. Catherine of Siena
Doctor of the Church (1347 - 1380)
Catherine Benincasa was one of many children in a family of Siena, in northern Italy. At the very early age of 6, a vision of the Lord appeared to her and Catherine became very spiritual and dedicated her life to God. Catherine was encouraged to marry, but she chose to become a Dominican tertiary at the age of 16.
In 1366, a vision of Christ, Mary and the heavenly host appeared to Catherine and He placed a ring upon her hand, arming her with faith to overcome all evils and temptations. During a later vision, Christ gave to her the stigmata which was only visible after her death.
After years of solitude and prayer, Catherine served the sick and poor and became very strong in leading others in the area of spirituality. Catherine was well know for her abilities and was judged by some to be a saint and others to be a fanatic. Because of the division of public opinion, she appeared before the chapter of the Dominicans and was not found to be a hypocrite.
During her life, Catherine helped the Pope to return to Rome and wrote many letters in effort to obtain peace within the church. Catherine wrote a book or doctrine which was dictated to her by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, texts of spirituality, prayers and letters that addressed the needs of people, political life and the love and care of God. Catherine became well known for her intelligence and leadership in spirituality and faith. this brave young woman died at the early age of 33 and was canonized in 1461. In 1970, Pope Paul VI granted her the title of Doctor of the Church.
Feast day: April 29
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