Humble Virgin and Doctor of the Church,
in thirty-three years
you achieved great perfection
and became the counselor of Popes.
You know the temptations of mothers today
as well as the dangers that await unborn infants.
Intercede for me
that I may avoid miscarriage
and bring forth a healthy baby
who will become a true child of God.
Also pray for all mothers,
that they may not resort to abortion
but help bring a new life into the world.
O Saint Catherine of Siena,
God our Father enkindled the flame of holy love
in your heart as you meditated on the Passion of Jesus His Son.
Moved by His grace,
you devoted your life to the poor and the sick,
as well as to the peace and unity of the Church.
Through your intercession,
may we also come to know the love of Jesus,
bring His compassion to all,
and work for the unity of His Church.
We ask this in Jesus' Name
and for His sake.
God, You caused St. Catherine to shine with Divine love
in the contemplation of the Lord's Passion
and in the service of Your Church.
By her help, grant that Your people,
associated in the mystery of Christ,
may ever exult in the revelation of His glory.