"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and the one who seeks, finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7-8
Prayer is an essential tool for healing and is an excellent source of comfort, courage and strength for those who are suffering. During times of illness, disease or a life challenge, nothing is more important than to offer prayer and to join with others in assurance of these prayers.
In addition to prayer, the Saints protect us against harm, help strengthen our faith and offer spiritual guidance and healing. They are our models of prayer and their intercession helps present powerful prayers of healing to God on our behalf.
Our Patron Saints of Healing line offers hope and comfort to those who seek healing through the intercession of the Saints. Each holy card and medal set includes a high-quality prayer card that contains novena prayers specific to the affliction, a short biography of the patron saint and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Holy Card: Full-Color Cardstock 2-1/2" W x 4" H (closed)
Saint Medal: Oxidized Silver 1" H
Includes a full-color holy card with two healing prayers, a saint biography and an oxidized silver patron saint medal.
Saint Catherine was born in 1332 and was the daughter of Saint Bridget of Sweden and of Ulpho, Prince of Nericia. At the age of 14, Catherine married a religious noble of German descent. Each took a vow of chastity and devoted themselves to Christian perfection.
After the death of her father in 1348, Catherine joined her mother in her well-known pilgrimages and practices of devotion and penance in Rome. Not long afterward, Catherine's husband died. For the next 25 years, Catherine worked with the poor by teaching them life skills and religion. She followed her mother's example to love and guide others by counseling women who had suffered a miscarriage or illness during their pregnancy. When Catherine's mother died in 1373, she returned to Sweden and became abbess of her mother's convent, the motherhouse of the Bridgettine Order.
She died in 1381 and was canonized in 1484.
Saint Catherine of Sweden is recognized today as the patroness of those who have suffered a miscarriage. Her feast day is March 22nd.
Saint Catherine of Sweden, Pray for Us.