St. Catherine of Siena Bookmark

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April 29th is the feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church. She is one of the greatest female saints of the Catholic Church.  Also available as a print and note card.

The front of the bookmark features the prayer of St. Catherine and the back gives the important dates in her life.

 

The Prayer of St. Catherine of Siena

O omnipotent Father,

God of truth,

God of love,

permit me to enter

into the

cell of self-knowledge,

I admit that of myself

I am nothing,

but that all being

and goodness in me

comes solely fro Thee.

Show me my fults,

that I may detest

my malice,

and this I shall

flee from self-love

and fin myself clothed

again in

the nuptial robe

of divine charity,

which I must have in order

to be admitted

to the nuptials of life eternal.

Amen.

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St. Catherine of Siena (born March 25, 1347; died at Rome, April 29, 1380) is best known for her influence on Gregory XI during a period that is known as the Babylonian Captivity or Avignon Papacy. During this time the Papacy had become highly politicized. Due to external political influence, Pope Clement V and the next seven popes lived in Avignon, France instead of the eternal city of Rome. As a result, the papacy lost a lot of respect including the respect of a Dominican third order member, Catherine of Siena. Catherine was not afraid to stand up to the Pope or to let the many European leaders of her time know her mind. In 1376 she traveled to Avignon to convince the Pope to return to the Holy See in Rome and reform the curia’s abuse of power.

April 29th is the feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church. She is one of the greatest female saints of the Catholic Church. She was born in 1347 in the Italian city of Siena. As a young girl – the youngest of twenty-five children – Catherine was a very joyful person. When she was six, she had vision of God and the saints that inspired her to persist in her vocation to join the Dominican sisters despite her parents’ wishes for her to marry as a young woman. (exert from Ave Maria Press)

 

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