The patron saint of artists and against temptations, Catherine de’ Vigri was venerated for nearly three centuries in her native Bologna before being formally canonized in 1712. Her feast day is 9 March.
Saint Catherine of Bologna , original name Caterina Vigri, (born Sept. 8, 1413, Bologna , Papal States [Italy]—died March 9, 1463, Bologna ; canonized 1712; feast day May 9), Italian mystic and writer whose spiritual writings were popular in Italy until the end of the 18th century.
Perhaps, one of the greatest Miracles is the in-corrupt body of our Saint , seated on a regal throne in a Chapel to the left of the main altar in the Church of Corpus Domini in Bologna . It remains intact, never having decomposed for over five hundred years!
Holy Spirit, come into my heart; draw it to Thee by Thy power, O my God, and grant me charity with filial fear. Preserve me, O beautiful love, from every evil thought; warm me, inflame me with Thy dear love, and every pain will seem light to me.
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|Died||11 April 1903 (aged 25) Lucca, Italy|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||14 May 1933 by Pope Pius XI|
|Canonized||2 May 1940, Saint Peter’s Basilica , Vatican City by Pope Pius XII|
Pages in category “Late Ancient Christian female saints ” Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. Saint Afra. Agape, Chionia, and Irene. Agnes of Rome. Anastasia of Sirmium. Antonina and Alexander. Anysia of Salonika. Saint Apollonia.
“ Bologna ” is the name of a city in Italy , pronounced “boh-LOAN-ya.” But although the sausage named after the city in English is spelled the same, it is prononced “buh-LOAN-ee” and is often spelled “baloney.” Either spelling is acceptable for the sliced meat product.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing. Unlike most saints, Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel. He was declared a saint in honor of his work helping humanity.
Catherine of Siena is one of only four women who were named doctor of the church, meaning that her writings, including the mystical The Dialogue and her prayers and letters, have special authority in Roman Catholicism. She was an important defender of the papacy and is a patron saint of Europe and of Italy.
Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, prostitutes, children , brewers, pawnbrokers, unmarried people, and students in various cities and countries around Europe.
St . Francis of Assisi , patron saint of animals and environment could be viewed as the original Earth Day advocate. Francis ‘ devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God’s creation.
Words of the prayer I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.