Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Saturday, February 23, 2008

St. Katharine Drexel Novena

This mural can be seen at the
St. Joseph Cathedral Sacred Heart Chapel
in Sioux Falls.

Today I will begin a novena to St. Katharine Drexel. If you would like to join me, use the following prayer for nine days until the Feast of St. Katharine on March 3.

Compassionate God, who in your Son Jesus Christ healed the sick, touched the hearts of the troubled and sent disciples to announce good news to the poor, we offer this novena for peace and for the intentions of all those who are praying with us.

Ever Loving God, You called St. Katharine Drexel to teach the message of the Gospel and to bring the life of the Eucharist to Black and Native American peoples.

By her prayers and example, enable us to work for justice among the poor and oppressed.

Draw us all into the Eucharistic community of your Church that we may be one in you. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Our Father , Hail Mary , Glory Be



  1. Thank you for this! I didn't realize this was coming up. I've posted about the significance of this one for me.

  2. My first visit here, I found you by way of Barb, sfo.

    I will be joining with you as you pray the novena, and will pray for your intentions also.

    God Bless

  3. Please keep my family in your prayers. My son, who never gave us a thing to worry about, is now 15 and is really struggling with school, friends, spirituality (doesn't want to go to mass.) St. Katharine Drexel has helped us before; I have great faith in her intercession.

  4. When do you state your intentions during the prayer to St. Katharine?


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