“When it is very hard for you, just hide yourself in the Sacred Heart, and there my heart with you will find all the strength and love.” Mother Teresa
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day.
I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.
I wish to gain all the indulgences attached to the prayers I shall say and the good works I shall perform this day. Amen.
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Catherine of Siena. She was a Dominican nun best known for her extraordinary piety and for her stigmata, wounds she received for her adoration of the cross.
St. Catherine of Siena is the patron saint of Europe, firefighters, fire prevention, bodily ills, illness, miscarriages, nurses, Italy, people ridiculed for their piety, against sexual temptation and sick people. Her patronage of firefighters has an interesting history: During her ecstasies, St. Catherine, at times fell into fires, so transported was she from her surroundings; however, her skin and clothes remained untouched by the flames.
Dear St. Catherine of Siena, pray for us.