Saint Catherine of Siena
Feast Day 30 April, Patron of Nurses
List of Prayers to the Saints
O marvelous wonder of the Church, seraphic virgin, Saint Catherine, because of your extraordinary virtue and the immense good which you accomplished for the Church and society, you are acclaimed and blessed by all people. Oh, turn your benign countenance to me, who confident of your powerful patronage call upon you with all the ardor of affection and beg you to obtain by your prayers the favors I so ardently desire.
You, who were a victim of charity, who in order to benefit your neighbor obtained from God the most stupendous miracles and became the joy and the hope of all, you cannot help but hear the prayers of those who fly to your heart - that heart which you received from the Divine Redeemer in a celestial ecstasy.
O seraphic virgin show once again proof of your power and of your flaming charity, so that your name will be ever blessed and exalted; grant that we, having experienced your most efficacious intercession here on earth, may come one day to thank you in heaven and enjoy eternal happiness with you. Amen.