Prayer of the Day

Second Week of Easter – Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Patron of Europe

April 29th, 2017

“Come to me,  all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,  and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you,  and learn from me;  for I am gentle and humble in heart,  and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy,  and my burden is light.”  (Matthew 11 : 28)

Today another woman is honoured by the Church,  St. Catherine of Siena,  1347 – 80,  brought peace to her native Siena,  to Italy,  and to fourteenth century Europe.  She spent all her energies on the Church,  being able to achieve the Pope’s return from Avignon to Rome.   She was proclaimed Doctor of the Church in 1970 and Patron of Europe in 2000.