A Novena to St. Catherine of Siena
Welcome to A Novena for Healing, Atonement, and Guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Our journey to St. Catherine of Siena’s Feast Day on Thursday, April 29, is the second Petition Novena by Catholic laity to prayerfully unite the faithful for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in healing and atonement for the clergy sexual abuse crisis. The Eighth night of the Novena, 4/27, will take place at OLPH.
In 1347 during a plague in Italy, St. Catherine of Siena was born the 23rd child of a loving and devout family. She first experienced spiritual visions of Jesus when she was 6 or 7 years old. Years later Catherine received stigmata; the wounds representing the ones on Jesus’ body from His crucifixion. Her ministry cared for people who were poor or sick. Catherine’s actions and writings were extraordinarily effective with moral practices, leading sinners to repent, and matters concerning the church.
“The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God." ~ St. Catherine of Siena
Nine evenings of prayer and reflection hosted by nine Catholic communities around Vicariate II of the Archdiocese of Chicago:
Tue. 4/20, 7 PM: Holy Child Jesus Parish 2324 W. Chase Av,, Chgo.
Wed. 4/21, 7 PM: St. Ita Church 5500 N. Broadway Av., Chgo.
Thu. 4/22, 7 PM: St. Clement Church 642 W. Deming Pl., Chgo.
Fri. 4/23, 7 PM: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 708 W. Belmont Av., Chgo
Sat. 4/24, 7 PM: Immaculate Conception Church 1431 N. North Park Av., Chgo.
Sun. 4/25, 11 AM: National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini 2520 N. Lakeview Av., Chgo.
Mon. 4/26, 7 PM: St. Benedict Church 2215 W. Irving Park Rd., Chgo.
Tue. 4/27, 7 PM: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 1775 Grove St., Glenview
Wed. 4/28, 7 PM: Sheil Catholic Center, NW University 2110 Sheridan Rd. Evanston
Link to Vic. II Website https://www.vic2chicago.org/ for:
• Novena Contact Info
• To pre-register for in-person attendance
• To livestream