This week we have some beautiful women saints to celebrate and remember.
St. Margaret of Scotland
Sunday, November 16 – St. Gertrude the Great – How appropriate that St. Gertrude’s feast day is in November, the month we remember the dead! According to tradition, when St. Gertrude’s Prayer is said devoutly, 1,000 souls are released from purgatory. This is a good prayer to add to your arsenal! Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
Sunday, November 16 – St. Margaret of Scotland – patron saint of learning, large families, and widows
Monday, November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Hungary – “How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns”? ….and bears it for me!?” patron saint of bakers and the homeless
Tuesday, November 18 – St. Rose Philippine Duchesne – “Let us bear our cross and leave it to God to determine the length and the weight.” A prayer of St. Rose – Lord, I lean on You alone for strength. Give me your arm to support me, your shoulders to carry me, your breast on which to lay my head, your Cross to uphold me, your Eucharist to nourish me. On you Lord, I shall sleep and rest in peace.
Wednesday, November 19 – St. Agnes of Assisi – “I come, O Lord, unto Thy sanctuary to see the life and food of my soul. As I hope in Thee, O Lord, inspire me with that confidence which brings me to Thy holy mountain. Permit me, Divine Jesus, to come closer to Thee, that my whole soul may do homage to the greatness of Thy majesty; that my heart, with its tenderest affections, may acknowledge Thine infinite love; that my memory may dwell on the admirable mysteries here renewed every day, and that the sacrifice of my whole being may accompany Thine.”
Friday, November 21 – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, November 22 – St. Cecilia – “Arise, soldiers of Christ, throw away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”