St. Francis of Assisi 1182 – 1226

“Lord make me an instrument of they peace, where there is hatred let me sow love.” Patron of: animals, ecology, grace, green technology, light, love, merchants, nature, peace, pets, tapestry workers, harmony, dying alone Type: Mystic Love for God and everything in creation so consumed St. Francis of Assisi, that he was able to commune […]

Novena App October, Situations: peace filled atmosphere, Saint Therese of Lisieux

(also known as Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face) 1873-1897 Doctor of the Church Patron of: France, Russia, Vietnam, AIDS patients, Children, Florists, Foreign Missions, Love, Pilots, Tuberculosis Patients Invoked for: a peaceful atmosphere Attributes: Crucifix, Showering Roses   Love, roses and children are keywords for Saint Therese of Lisieux.  A young […]

Feast of St. Philomena, August 11

St. Philomena 291-304 Patron of: The Poor, Children, Babies, Priests, Lost Causes, Youth. Never official canonized, and listed in the local Calendar of Saints for only 130 years before being removed, Saint Philomena enjoys a unique and fervid following among common people, popes and saints. Her remains discovered seventeen centuries after her death, Saint Philomena […]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel feast July 16

“Receive my beloved son, this habit of thy order: this shall be to thee and to all Carmelites a privilege, that whosoever dies clothed in this shall never suffer eternal fire. . . . It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace.” Mount Carmel, in what is […]

Saint Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church, 1195–1231

Feast Day: June 13 Patron of: Lisbon, Portugal, Padua, amputees, barren women, domestic animals, draftees, oppressed people, orphans, paupers, the poor, pregnant women, prisoners, sailors Invoked for: finding a husband, finding lost articles Invoked against: debt, shipwreck, starvation Symbols: baby Jesus, book of Gospels, lily It is hard to find a Catholic church that does […]

Excerpt from Novena: The Power of Prayer—Novena to The Infant of Prague

The Feast of the Infant of Prague is the same day as The Holy Name of Jesus, January 14. Appeal to the Infant of Prague in times of desperation, to stop an epidemic or for abundance Few novenas promise the instantaneous results of those to the Infant of Prague. It necessitates a suspension of all […]

Visions of Mary: Our Lady of La Salette

Patroness of France Feast: September 19 One of the most controversial of the Church-approved apparitions of Mary is her visit to La Salette in the French Alps. The seers who saw her were two poor shepherd children, half wild, unwanted by their parents and unschooled. They had little credibility with the people in their region and […]

Saint Catherine of Siena

1347 – 1380 Patron saint of: Fire Protection, Italy, Nursing Services, Activism Feast Day is April 29. Action and activism are the essence of Saint Catherine of Siena. Passionately devoted to the salvation of mankind, she left an astounding legacy of four hundred written letters and a devotional Dialogue that are considered great classics in literature. […]

Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, First Century AD

“I know by experience that the glorious Saint Joseph assists us generally in all necessities. I never asked him for anything which he did not obtain for me.” —Saint Teresa of Avila Patron of: Fathers, Carpenters, Catholic Church, Families, Homeless, Pregnant Women, Unborn Children, Workers, Family Protection, To Find Work, A Happy Death, To Sell […]